Closing the Racial Divide

We, the future of Appling County, envision a world free of racial devisiveness and full of promise for people of all colors. We ask the Appling County Commissioners that Confederate monuments and memorials be kept in their appropriate places, away from civic grounds that represent justice.


Will Jordan is a native of Appling County. He now works for The Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, a bi-cultural government entity pioneering programs for racial equality. Sara J. Goodwin is currently enrolled at Georgia Southern University and is involved with a range of socio-political issues facing young adults across America. She lives in Statesboro, with her husband and daughter.


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    tom warnock, United States

    7 years ago Comments: The Appling Grays are making an attempt to recognize a group of local people, men & women, who sacrificed tremendously for their community. Just like the war in Iraq today, not everyone supported the Civil War; but, they too felt the need to support the region they called home. Most people's knowledge of the Civil War comes from reading books written during the 1960's which were written from only one point of view. Obviously many of you have never read any books about Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson or even Abraham Lincoln. Read the Emancipation Proclamation! It didn't free the slaves in the border states or the northern states; only the southern states where it had no jurisdiction. Education is a wonderful thing. How many of you know who Robert Smalls was Tom Warnock A proud member of the Appling Grays
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    ken, United States

    8 years ago Comments: I am so proud of the Appling Grays! I support you 100% in your efforts. If you need any additional funds, please contact me. I think a confederate monument is wonderful. What a nice addition to the courthouse!
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    Kenya Burkett, United States

    8 years ago Comments: As a former resident of Appling County, it saddens me to see that the city of Baxley has not progressed from this antiquated thought process. To display a symbol of hatred, injustice and oppression on the yards of the courthouse is a disgrace to the human race. I boldly and firmly stand in agreement with the petition!!!!
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