The Confederate Monuments Advisory Committee was created by legislation in the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia in August of 2017. The City of Atlanta charged the Committee with developing recommendations for moving forward with city-owned Confederate-related monuments and street names.
The committee’s recommendations encompassed a range of ideas, including specific actions with respect to particular streets or monuments, opportunities for expanding the historical conversation by adding new monuments to communities or populations that have not previously been commemorated, and general principles for evaluating and addressing related street names or monuments in the future.
Members of the committee include:
- Sheffield Hale, President and CEO, Atlanta History Center;
- Derreck Kayongo, CEO, Center for Civil and Human Rights;
- Sonji Jacobs, Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, Cox Enterprises;
- Dan Moore, Founder, APEX Museum;
- Shelley Rose, Senior Associate Director, Southeast Region, Anti-Defamation League;
- Larry Gallerstedt, CEO, Cousins Properties; Trustee, Robert Woodruff Foundation;
- Douglas Blackmon, Senior Fellow and Director of Public Programs, University of Virginia’s Miller Center; Pulitzer Prize-winning author;
- Nina Gentry, Owner, Gentry Planning Services;
- Regina Brewer, preservation consultant;
- Martha Porter Hall, community advocate;
- Brenda Muhammad, Executive Director, Atlanta Victim Assistance.
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The committee welcomes input from the public as it continues to advise on this important issue. Written input may be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments received:
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