Tag: Confederate monument

Dear Editor: I have always been taught when you know better, you should do better. This lesson also applies to history. The 1,000s of (Confederate) memorials across the United States were the result of efforts by White Southerners and a few Northerners with clear political objectives. The South was fighting to...
Dear Editor: I want to express my disappointment that the Northampton Board of Supervisors has continued to lack the will to address the Confederate statue in downtown Eastville. Statues in public places should celebrate people and events which we can take pride in, things which inspire and elevate us. Rather this statue...
Dear Editor: The closing paragraph in the letter from Bill Payne in the Nov. 20 Post conveys the message that the Confederate monument should be removed. There is a far superior alternative, but it will take time to plan and money to execute. That plan is to erect a statue...
Dear Editor: I am delighted the Northampton County Board of Supervisors has taken up the question regarding the Old Courthouse Green Confederate Monument. After conducting a public hearing Oct. 13, 2020, the Supervisors discussed the substance of the controversy at their Nov. 10, 2020 regular meeting. The Board was collectively hesitant...
By Stefanie Jackson – A public hearing on Eastville’s Confederate monument drew participation from citizens who agreed that something should be done about the war memorial, but they didn’t agree on what should be done. Northampton supervisors held the public hearing during their Oct. 13 meeting. Speakers appeared divided on...
By Stefanie Jackson – Across the U.S., recent protests against racism and social injustice have turned violent, leading to an array of destruction including defacing and toppling historic statues and monuments. In light of those events, attention has turned to the Eastern Shore’s two Confederate monuments – one in Parksley,...