In Richmond, Virginia there are over twenty-five statues and memorials to people in history who either fought for the enslavement of Black people, perpetuated White supremacy, and/or led Richmonder in creating legislation that continued to perpetuate those narratives in the City of Richmond and throughout the antebellum South.
Currently, in 2020, the continued glorification of those statues and monuments serves to either perpetuate the narrative that Richmond proud of its racist history or a distraction from many life-altering issues that legislation continues to ignore in lieu of arduous debates on whether not there is legal standing to remove the statues and how.
Although this postcard may be brazen, so are the citizens of Richmond–and they have been outspoken about their stance on the Confederate memorials.
By prioritizing bureaucracy over democracy, Richmond legislation is
This is what people see when they think of our beloved Richmond.
Not the ..., not the..., or even the...
Just the racist history being glorified not just along Monument Avenue, but all across Richmond.
We're inviting Richmonders to spread the message about the truth. Inviting Richmonders to send a postcard & email to not only legislators & tourism bureaus who also uphold racist monuments and memorials as "attractions."
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, SEND A POSTCARD
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This allows for free postcards to be placed in pick-up boxes throughout the city at different monuments.