The local Robert E. Lee chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected a 12 foot tall statue of a bronze angel in Sam Houston Park downtown that was erected in January 1908 called ‘The Spirit of the Confederacy’.
Over the last year in Houston we have seen HISD rename eight schools named for Confederate heroes and the renaming of Dowling Street to Emancipation Avenue.
Yesterday I joined several of my Houston activist friends during the public comment session at City Hall in calling for the city of Houston to remove that statue from this public park.
This statue is nothing more than the perpetuation of the Lost Cause lie. The Spirit of the Confederacy is nothing more than the failed attempt to keep my ancestors perpetually enslaved
That statue needs to go.
TransGriot Update: A rally is being held at 3 PM Saturday to call attention to this Jim Crow monument that needs to go.