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Committee to Share Findings and Recommendations for Toppled Confederate Statue

Report Soon Available Online and in City and County Clerk Offices

Post Date:01/03/2019
   

DURHAM, N.C. – Eight months of research and conversations about Confederate statues, memorials and symbols of the Confederacy in Durham have culminated into a final report completed by the City-County Committee on Confederate Monuments and Memorials. The jointly-appointed Committee will share their recommendations and completed report at the City-County Joint Committee Meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The meeting will take place at City Hall, located at 101 City Hall Plaza, from 9 – 11 a.m. A press conference led by City-County Committee on Confederate Monuments and Memorials Committee Chairs Robin Kirk and Charmaine McKissick-Melton will immediately follow the meeting. The press conference will provide the media the opportunity to ask questions about the report and recommendations for the Confederate statue toppled in downtown Durham during the summer of 2017.

 

The City-County Committee on Confederate Monuments and Memorials was established by the City Council and the Board of County Commissioners and charged with:

  • ●Engaging the Durham community in an expansive and transparent public process regarding public monuments and other remnants of the Confederacy present in Durham;
  • ●Proposing to the County Commission a plan of disposition for the Confederate monument torn down outside the Old Courthouse as well as the monument base that remains;
  • ●Cataloging all known Confederate monuments and other remnants of the Confederacy or the history of enslavement existing in Durham; and
  • ●Proposing to the city council and/or county commission, as appropriate, a plan for the disposition of such monuments and remnants.

 

The final report will be accessible following the Joint City-County Committee meeting on the County’s Boards and Commissions webpage. Hard copies of the report will be available to view following the meeting in the Clerk’s Offices for City and County. To obtain a hard copy of the report following the meeting, email publicinformationoffice@dconc.gov.

 

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