Confederate monument removed from Decatur Square

Confederate monument removed from Decatur Square

June 26, 2020

On the night of June 18, hundreds of people gathered to watch the removal of the 30-foot obelisk, a Confederate monument, that has stood in the Decatur Square since 1908 when it was planted there by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to honor Confederate soldiers. Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights members were among those gathered, overjoyed over the result of their efforts, which included protests, rallies, discussions, applying pressure and uniting the community.

Community assesses racial inequity

Community assesses racial inequity

November 27, 2018

After an equity study found significant disparities between black and white students in disciplinary actions and academic placings, Decatur intends to be the first school district ever to tackle and achieve racial equity.

'Know Your Legal Rights'

‘Know Your Legal Rights’

August 27, 2017

All around the country, police brutality is a major issue. The Beacon Hill chapter of the NAACP hosted a workshop and panel discussion to help teens be knowledgeable of their rights in their encounters with police.

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