Since 1924, a monument to the Confederacy stood outside the old Durham County Courthouse – dedicated “to the boys who wore the grey.” It was erected during the time of Jim Crow, and during a period of massive growth of the Ku Klux Klan. For nearly 100 years it stood there as a monument to white supremacy, a symbol of the oppression and exploitation of Black people.
That is, until the community carried out the peoples’ will and removed the statue ourselves on August 14, 2017.
The people of Durham took the statue down, and the people of Durham should be the ones to decide what should take its place. Submit your ideas for what should replace the spot where the Confederate monument once stood!