Group calls for removal of Confederate monuments in Arizona

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– It was a movement that started in the South, and now, it is in Arizona.

A group of black leaders, including those with the NAACP, wants to start removing Confederate markers from public land in the state.

While Arizona does not have a deep Civil War history, when compared with some other states, there is a history, with the most notable being a battle that was fought near Picacho Peak, in 1862.  

Markers and monuments commemorating Arizona’s part in Civil War history can be found at Picacho State Park, at the State Capitol, and along US60, in various markers and monuments. Monuments at the State Capitol, as well as a highway marker in the far East Valley that honors Jefferson Davis, the first President of the Confederate States of America, are just two of the monuments the NAACP wants removed from public land.

“When you look at Arizona today, we have six monuments highways or statues that are using taxpayer dollars to actually prop up what we would consider terrorism of its day,” said State Rep. Reginald (D-Disrict 27)

State Rep. Bolding, along with other black community leaders, wrote a letter to Governor Doug Ducey, saying the monuments are symbols that honor hate and separation, and should be removed from public land.

“Arizona has had a marred image of being on the other side and not supporting people of color,” said Warren Stewart Jr. “I think we should take a stand, just like other states that have torn down their monuments.”

There are people, however, who want the Confederate monuments to stay where they are.

“This is ludicrous,” said Curt Tipton with the Arizona Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, via a phone interview. “This is part of the state’s history. Removing those monuments won’t change a thing with the problems facing the black community.”

Tipton said they will go to the Arizona Legislature, and even to go to court, to keep all monuments right where they are.

“We will fight it,” said Tipton. “We are opposed to removing any historical monument, no matter who it commemorates or what it commemorates.”

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/259115769-story

13 thoughts on “Group calls for removal of Confederate monuments in Arizona

  1. I can get up, walk 3ft, look out my window and see Picacho Peak, I will be watching this one closely, if anyone finds anything else on this subject please send it in and or post the link here

      1. Frank, this will be a perfect opportunity for you to rally the folks in Arizona to initiate the removal of the Georgia guide stones. Seems like this monument will be MUCH more offense to them than the Confederate monuments, as it is this monument that has a death sentence especially for them and lots more folks.

        You’re the perfect guy to be keeping an eye on this and lead the charge in Arizona.

        1. I’m going to look into the groups already rallying and spread the word locally, I imagine they will try to remove the monuments in the middle of the night unless they are trying to cause a confrontation.

  2. Better idea, Arizona citizens call for removal of this communist group from the State, problem solved.

  3. Are we so RUDE and CRUDE as to ‘demand’ removal of all references to Martin Luther King, Booker T. Washington or Thomas Sowell?

  4. Those pesky Jewish Communists and their proxy armies attacking White People. Oh My. What to do….

  5. I call for the removal of those who want the removal of these monuments

    should i cry and stomp my feet , light up a few Pigmobiles and trash a store front too?

  6. “A group of black leaders, including those with the NAACP,…”

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