Confederate Monument Removal Petition

Important

You MUST live in Texarkana TEXAS to sign this petition.

Yes, you can still sign!

We delivered the first round of signatures to the city council on August 7TH, 2020. We will continue to send new signatures as they come in. If you’d like to share the petition go to our information page and click “Share Petition on Facebook!”.


Signatures
1951

Goal
2500


To: The City Council of the City of Texarkana, Texas
220 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, Texas 75501

We, the undersigned, find the Confederate Mothers Monument in Downtown Texarkana to be an enduring symbol of the Confederacy. Whereas the Confederacy was founded on the principal that “the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery—subordination to the superior race—is his natural and normal condition” 1 , we find that this symbol is no longer compatible with the values and principles of modern day citizens of Texarkana.

Further, we do not find that adding a marker or plaque to give historical context would be a sufficient remedy given the size and prominence of the monument.

Therefore, we request the City Council to consider the relocation of the Confederate Mothers Monument to a museum, a cemetery where confederate soldiers are interred, or other location out of the public square.

1. Cornerstone Address, Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, March 21, 1861.


Note: The City of Texarkana, Texas requires citizen petitions to include home address. For online petitions, a valid email address must also be included. You must live in Texarkana, Texas to sign this petition.

By signing this petition, I hereby acknowledge that this petition will become a public document at the City of Texarkana, Texas, and that all information contained in it will be subject to Texas Government Code Chapter 552 – “Public Information Act”.

Confederate Monument Removal Petition