Emancipate NC filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of The Concerned Citizens of Tyrrell County to remove the Confederate monument “in appreciation of our faithful slaves.” We argue that this racist government speech violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

“This is sort of the only monument in the country on public land that textually endorses slavery,” Jaelyn Miller, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told CNN

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Ian Mance, another attorney for the plaintiffs, said the historical record is clear that the monument was meant to send a message: “It was put up in the front yard of what was soon to be the Tyrrell County Courthouse, which opened a few months later, to communicate to people that members of the Black community could not expect to get justice inside of that courthouse,” he said.

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