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Monday, July 20, 2015

Bexar County Commissioner Calls For Removal of Travis Park Historical Monument

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 12:09 PM

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The San Antonio Coalition for Civil and Human Rights group, along with Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert and former Councilman Mario Salas gathered in protest Saturday, demanding the removal of the confederate statue in Travis Park.

Believed to have stood since 1889, the statue commemorates the fallen confederate soldiers, “Lest we forget."



District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña, a bystander, told Express-News “I applaud Commissioner Calvert for taking quick action on the part of the Bexar County Courthouse.”

County Commissoners will vote Tuesday on city protocol regarding historical markers and monuments on the grounds of the Bexar County Courthouse and other county-owned facilities, including two plaques outside the courthouse that display Confederate flags.

Travis Park is also city-owned property.

David Moore, from Houston, told FOX 29 “These kinds of monuments and things they recognize a time. We have a right to own our history, right and wrong. And I don't want to go tearing down all the monuments to that.”

However, Calvert displayed, at the press conference, a copy of Texas’ Declaration of Causes (1861) which he says proves Texas joined the Confederacy to “protect the institution of negro slavery,” Express-News reported.

“It’s one of the most vile and racist things that anybody will ever read,” Calvert said.

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