We are dedicated to an America where no Black child must play in the shadow of a confederate monument in her public park.
In just the last several years alone WE have spent over 40 Million tax dollars to preserve these structures built as monuments to White supremacy. And they are cluttered all over this great land, even in states that did not exist in the 1860s
Isn't it time to end government welfare and Defund Hate for the traitorous, defeated confederacy and #takeitdown?
JOIN our mission to remove these disgraced relics of hate from the PUBLIC land we all own.
Lets #defundhate and #takeitdown.
Most people can agree that the confederacy was a traitor organization of Americans set to destroy our nation, all to maintain the enslavement of Black Americans.
Yet, 155 years after being defeated by America, statues, memorials and tributes to these failed treasonous leaders, often placed by the KKK and certainly white supremacists, remain on public soil throughout the country.
This means that you, and the descendants of the Black people the confederacy fought to enslave, are forced to PAY TAXES to enshrine racist traitors. #takeitdown
TakeItDown.Org was founded by the son of Dr. Martin Luther King's attorney, as a national clearing house, to ensure the removal of all confederate monuments, tributes and memorials from public spaces in America through re-education, organization and funding.
The nonprofit's task is up hill, supporters of these monuments are well-funded, organized and NRA, KKK politically connected.
No more statues for traitors on Public Land in America. Let’s get these to their final resting place, join the fight today. #takeitdown
TakeItDown.Org addressing the St. Augustine commission before the vote to #takeitdown
TakeItDown.Org on ABC NEWS. Symbols of hate starting to fall
TakeItDown.Org on ABC NEWS. Making the case against confederate monuments on public land
Earl Johnson Jr. says he thinks that the history of Gettysburg can be told without the use of Confederate monuments. Two weeks ago, after delivering a speech on Floyd’s death, he founded Take It Down!, a non-profit dedicated to the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces.
“Whether it’s on the battlefield or the courthouse steps, these were placed by people who want to celebrate white supremacy — the white supremacy of the Confederacy,” said Johnson, whose father was an attorney for The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
He said his organization has already recruited members from almost all 50 states and is helping organize grassroots efforts to remove Confederate monuments across the country.
“The notion that black Americans and others of goodwill would be forced to pay taxes to enshrine these racist traitors is an extraordinarily American thing,” he said. “We envision an America where no black child has to play under the shadow of a Confederate monument in her public park.
With two angels at Hemming Plaza in Jacksonville, Florida, the location of "Ax Handle Saturday" hours following the removal of a confederate structure. Click on picture to read Mark Woods‘, Times Union article.
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George, Maud, Michael, Trevon, Breonna and so many more unknown, untold over the centuries. But, in the sweeping aftermath of systemic racial injustices, why remove old Confederate monuments from public land? Because the case against Confederate monuments, being preserved on public land, is the case against vestiges of racism.
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