Petition wants Boseman statue to replace Confederate memorial
Chadwick Boseman fans want to an erect a statue of the Black Panther star in place of a Civil War Confederate memorial.
More than 12,000 people have currently signed the petition, with more votes pouring in every hour.
The petition was started by fans who live in Boseman’s hometown of Anderson S.C. The petition says his statue replace the Confederate memorial.
According to the author of the petition, the monument belongs in a museum and not on public display. Instead, they ask that the statue honour someone from the town who was able to bring about ‘change’ in the field of entertainment.
The petition reads:
“The Confederate Monument belongs in a museum but has no right to be displayed there. I believe the community should come together to honor someone from Anderson, South Carolina, that was able to change the movie industry. He opened many doors for many young Black people with his leading roles in movies such as ‘Black Panther’ or ‘Marshall.’ It is only natural that his hometown honors what he did. There is no need for political controversy in this decision.”
“I suggest that the Anderson City Council should decide to replace the statue as soon as they possibly can. It would need to go through to South Carolina Senate as it is illegal to remove said Confederate Monument due to the Heritage Act (which was created as a compromise when the Confederate flag was taken down from the Statehouse).”
The Chadwick Boseman petition was launched days after the Black Panther star’s death.
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