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In a Small Town, a Battle for Racial Justice Confronts a Bloody Past and an Uncertain Future

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2021
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One afternoon in mid-July, hundreds of people gathered around a stage in front of the historic gray stone courthouse at the heart of the small town of Graham, North Carolina. They were listening to a song of protest.

“We don’t want to die,” a local musician sang out to the diverse crowd.

The group wanted the removal of a marble statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood watch over the town square since white citizens of Alamance County erected it in 1914. But protesters in this central North Carolina...

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https://www.propublica.org/article/small-town-battle-for-racial-justice-confronts-bloody-past-uncertain-future

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