Thursday, January 28, 2021

John Lewis memorial to replace Confederate monument in Georgia

A DeKalb County, Ga., Confederate monument will be replaced with a monument honoring the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).

The monument on the grounds of the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse was removed last January, a period where numerous other statues were also removed by both local governments and protesters. County commissioners approved the resolution to install the Lewis memorial Jan. 26,

Several residents requested such a memorial after Lewis's death on July 17, although it remains unclear what the proposed monument will look like.


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