Activists involved with the Black Lives Matter Alliance have been campaigning for several months to take down the street signs named after Confederate war generals in Hollywood. Take Down Slavery Symbols in Hollywood Campaign invites the public to once again pack the Hollywood City Commission this Wednesday.
As the Hollywood city commission continues to make a mockery of itself when it comes to addressing the city’s entrenched symbols of slavery it’s time to Pack the City Commission again and make our voices heard with a simple message:
We call for ending official support for symbols of slavery in our cities. They pay tribute to systemic racism that cannot be tolerated. Given the plague of problems we continue to face today with the proverbial evil of the nation, the color line, we call on the people of Hollywood and South Florida to join us at the City Commission and demand these ludicrous names be replaced.
Activists will meet at the Hollywood Public Library to prepare starting at 1pm. To speak on the issue, please arrive by 4:30-5pm. You will need to fill out a speaking card.