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April 18, 2013

VIDEO: Confederate Park addressed at Press Club meeting

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BEAUMONT —

Pernell spoke about the history of slavery, The Klu Klux Klan, The Black Panthers.

A permit for a ‘veteran’s memorial’ was issued on January 16, 2013. An e-mail sentn to the City Council on February 11, 2013 informed the council the SCV were building a memorial. The plans submitted with the permit did not include  flags.

Pernell said that she was does not want the city of Orange to have the stigma of being racist.

“Stop saying what we can’t do,” Pernell said. “What can we do?”

The city sent a letter to the SCV offering to purchase the land. 

“So far, there has been no response,” Pernell said.

Block was invited to address the Press Club, however, he declined.

 

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