SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A organization in Salisbury, who call themselves Salisbury Indivisible, sent a letter to city council asking for the removal of a Confederate monument which is located in the center of the city.
Salisbury Indivisible sent city officials with the Salisbury City Council a request to take down the Fame Confederate monument which is located on West Innes Street.
"Taking action to relocate "Fame" will demonstrate that Salisbury is a forward-looking city invested in diversity and respecting the sensibilities of all its residents" the group said in a email to city officials.
The group asked the city council to relocate the monument to a "museum or a cemetery, where all artifacts of the confederacy belong."
Here is the request Salisbury Indivisible sent to city officials:
Maggie Blackwell, who is the Mayor Pro Tem of Salisbury, replied to the request stating that the group gave "compelling reasons for moving the statue to a more appropriate location."
Blackwell said she "questioned" the group's timing, though, she said she supported their request.
"If there is one thing I have learned in eight years of service, it is that nothing happens quickly. With only two months remaining in my tenure, I am certain nothing will happen while I'm on board. I do, however, wish you well in your efforts," Blackwell said when she replied to the group's request.
On Friday, the City of Salisbury released an update about the request:
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