‘We Don’t Want to Wait Anymore:’ Tuskegee Leaders Want Confederate Statue Gone

Ever since the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed as part of America’s racial reckoning last year, Confederate monuments and statues which symbolized cultural heritage for some also presents painful reminders of America’s racist past to many Black Americans. The statues became a focal point in cities across the nation, many of which were taken down and removed altogether. However, in Tuskegee, Alabama, one 113-year-old relic has remained.