Help in the Legal Battle to Save NC’s Confederate Monuments
Date: Mon, Apr 9, 2012
The Historical Preservation Action Committee (HPAC) has joined forces with the North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans to protect North Carolina’s Confederate monuments in a big way. But they need your help. Send donations for legal fees to HPAC at P.O. Box 684, Reidsville, NC 27323.
When the City of Reidsville, NC decided to remove its Confederate monument last year, with no public process, it told the United Daughters of the Confederacy to move the monument to private property.
HPAC and the SCV have proven that the monument was public property and was entitled to be put to a public vote. Specifically, HPAC and the SCV have proven that:
– The Interstate Commerce Commission ruled in 1910 that the monument was property of the City of Reidsville, which means that the City must get a conservation agreement before removing the monument to private property.
– The monument was located in the right-of-way of a State Highway, which means that it can only be moved with a written permit from NCDOT and a vote from the State Historical Commission.
HPAC and the SCV took their case to NCDOT and the State Historical Commission, who denied their petition without answering the legal arguments. Therefore, HPAC and the SCV have appealed their case to North Carolina Superior Court. See details below from the Reidsville (NC) Review.
If the Reidsville monument can be removed without public process, then all Confederate monuments statewide can be removed without public process. This appeal is for all Confederate monuments on public property in North Carolina. You can stand with HPAC and the SCV in support of North Carolina’s Confederate monuments by sending donations for legal fees to HPAC at P.O. Box 684, Reidsville, NC 27323.
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