We believe that a society must continually examine its history and recognize the consequences of systemic racism on marginalized communities. Our mission is to unify, heal, honor truth, contextualize our history, and uplift and empower marginalized voices.

We want more history!

Not erasure

We firmly believe that Confederate monuments on public property pose an ongoing threat to public safety and are a form of racist government speech inconsistent with the principle of equal protection under the law as embodied in our state and federal constitutions (Hampton Dellinger, et.al). However, we do not want to erase history. We want more history! For responses to frequently asked questions and concerns about our request to remove the Catawba County Confederate monument, click here.

How You Can Help

Sign Our Petition

We now have over 1,000 signatures on our Change.org petition urging the Catawba County Board of Commissioners to to remove the Confederate monument from public property in Newton, North Carolina.

Contact Local Officials

Our supporters have spoken out about this issue during public comments at recent Board meetings. However, our County Commissioners continue to decline to add this issue to their agenda.

Write a Letter

WSOC-TV Channel 9 and the Hickory Daily Record (HDR) have both covered this issue, and letters to the editor have been published by the HDR. Submit your own letter.

Letters to the Editor

What People Are Saying

“It is past time for the Confederate statue to be removed from public property in the Catawba County seat so all citizens of our county feel free from intimidation.”

Elizabeth Washington Keane

“Many towns and cities have removed Confederate monuments… It is time for Catawba County to do this as well..

Carole S. Hovland


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Become a Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us with our mission in the community. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out or for more information.

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