Skip to comments.Jackson, Mississippi city council votes to remove statue of namesake
Posted on 07/08/2020 12:35:26 PM PDT by C19fan
The Mississippi capital named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, voted on Tuesday to remove the former Southern populist's statue from the grounds of City Hall in a 5-to-1 vote.
Jackson council members decided to relocate the statue as it becomes another city forced to confront the legacies of slave-owning presidents amid a cultural shift and national reckoning triggered by the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a White police officer in Minneapolis.
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If New Orleans goes after Jackson, the city should be given to the British.
they wouldn’t want it.................
Thank you Nimrata Randhawa.
What’s the new name of the city going to be?
Queen...after what other Freepers told me is the huge T in LGBT population in that city.
Thomas Jefferson gone check
James Madison gone check
James Monroe gone check
Andrew Jackson gone check
Martin Van Buren gone check
William Henry Harrison gone check
John Tyler gone check
James K. Polk gone check
Zachary Taylor gone check
Andrew Johnson gone check
Ulysses S. Grant gone check
Name change from U.S.A. to U.S. of BLM
Copy cat IDIOTS.
Columbus, Ohio beat you to the punch by about a week.
Pikers. In Portland they removed a 110 year old statue of an elk.
Their revolution continues
Mrs. jimfree and I are sked to attend a convention in Jackson MS next summer. I found on CafePress a variety of Andrew Jackson image buttons. I will probably be purchasing the 1-inch that features the 7th President’s color portrait and his name in an arc across the bottom. One can find anything on the web.
Lunacy. Nation of fools.
This is monstrous. There are no perfect people. None. No squeaky clean political leaders. No error-free scientists.
The Left persists in judging historical people through 21st century lenses. Under that condition, there is not a single statue anywhere that should remain standing. There is not a single historical name anywhere that should be remain on a building.
Perhaps that is their true goal. Reset us to Year One as the radical French Revolutionaries did.
And the really sad part is that no one in power is pushing back.
There is a huge difference between taking statues down and shooting. Carefully contemplate that!
If we disagree with the dissolution of the United States, does the FBI come for us?
Just waiting for the Blackhawks to change their name. I can’t see Chicago fans letting that happen, but if it does, that finishes it for me.
They said they won’t.........but you know...............
“They said they wont.........but you know...............”
Let’s not jump to conclusions. First, I like the idea of getting the statues out of danger. Later on they can be moved again.
Second, the politicians are making these decisions out of fear, not conviction (that’s what I think).
I have roots in Mississippi but haven’t been back for several years. Don’t know what the bulk of Mississipians think.
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