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Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People's day, protesting cannon monument

Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People’s day, protesting cannon monument

October 11, 2020

At 6 pm on Oct. 11, Decatur community members will fill the Decatur Square, wearing masks, to celebrate Indigenous People’s day through a cultural education event and protest organized by Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. The community will hear music, poetry and stories by people of color, part of Beacon Hill’s artistic approach. The Square is home to a cannon monument commemorating the genocide of the Indigenous Muscogee Creek people in the 1836 “Indian War.” Protesting this is a focal point of the event.

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.

Gun violence is a human rights crisis, not a partisan issue

Gun violence is a human rights crisis, not a partisan issue

August 16, 2019

This growing need of gun reform manifested itself in two mass shootings within a single weekend occurring both in El Paso, Texas as well as Dayton, Ohio, ending with 31 people dead and at least 57 people injured, CNN reported.

Biting the Bullet on Gun Control

Biting the Bullet on Gun Control

August 13, 2019

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