African Americans, New York City, Klu Klux Klan discussed on Midnight Radio Network

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Showed it over and over again they tore down a bronze statue of the soldier they've got laws preventing local governments from removing the monuments without higher approval not all states have those laws um you know they did poll after poll after poll sixty two percent of americans believe they should remain as historical symbols and uh surprisingly forty four percent of african americans responded and agreed uh i mean that was probably is important to them a pivotal point in the nation's history is far as african americans than just about anything else uh good call rimi i appreciate it very much dusty in new york city dusty thank you for waiting i appreciated uh how you doing dusty sure the other time thank you uh i have a different perspective i come from the family just send in the country it for a long time and uh for instance by uh thirty greatgrandfather own the property where the klu klux klan was four in polaski ten see and uh there was a shed were initially formed at eighteen sixty five or six and there there was a little plaque on the shed that uh said this is where the ku klux klan was formed and that was owned by my third greatgrandfather and then it's uh they're started to be a revival of the klu klux klan kind of sentiment in the '60s his 50s and people used to come around to that shed every year and have these gathering where they would commemorate the founding of the klu klux klan this turned off the people polaski so much that we all got together and turns took took pets plaque and turned it around so you couldn't even read it left it on there for historic purposes but no longer was it talking about the klu klux klan or a place where people would gather to revere the founding of the klu klux klan that was a hero which revis none of us want to relive my friend well no no nobody's adding to relive anything uh you can't iran and reviewed here i'm i'm not want your i'm not doing what you're we dear okay when we finish my sentence no one wants to revere anything or memorialize are holed up something i mean if that were the case if you were going to decommission everything that had been done in this country.

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