#1 Vandals knock over monument for Michelle Obama ancestor06-10-2013, 11:26 PM
“When I saw it, I shed a few tears,” Vicki Smith told Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer.
Smith helped get the monument to Rex. It’s a tribute to Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great grandmother of Obama. Shields was born into slavery in 1844 and later moved to Georgia.
Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton said the monument company will have to lift the heavy stone to check for cracks after someone pushed it off the foundation block.
the monument company will have to lift the heavy stone to check for cracks after someone pushed it off the foundation block.
06-10-2013, 11:30 PM
Looks like it jumped off and was hobbling away!
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06-11-2013, 12:24 PM
"Perversity" - thats whats celebrated now.
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06-11-2013, 12:31 PM
And in other news, a Civil War memorial was defaced in Bridgeton, NJ and nary a national peep was made about it. http://12thnjvolunteerscok.org/Bridg...andalized.html
This monument has been restored but it pains me that a statue of a former slave is defaced and it's national news and yet a statue representing 65 brave men who died in order to free the woman represented in the former statue is defaced and no one outside of the city cares.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
06-11-2013, 02:01 PM
Every morning, I pass two probable war memorials-both unused flag poles, with some type of inscription on the base. One is in an abandoned park, and one is in front of a new apartment complex, and pretty much ignored. I haven't stopped to read the inscriptions, but I'm pretty sure that they are memorials to soldiers from various wars.
I also drive by Pershing High School, named for the WWI general from Detroit. Their nickname remains The Doughboys, which is pretty cool. And, the kids at that school are probably the only ones in the city district who know anything about WWI, because that remains a strong tradition, even at a school that has occasional murders in their parking lot.
06-11-2013, 02:49 PM
I barely mustered enough giving a shit about this story to post this :DWe're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
06-11-2013, 02:52 PM
I'll bet whoever did it had no clue that the monument was erected for one of Moochelle's ancestors.Voted hottest "chick" at CU - My hotness transcends gender
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