ATLANTA (AP) – Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta’s mayor remove a prominent statue of Henry Grady from downtown.
Grady was a newspaper editor who advocated for a “New South” after the Civil War.
Gray’s statue has stood since 1891, calling him a patriot. But he also campaigned for white supremacy, and student groups call him a racist.
They want the statue relocated to the Atlanta History Center, or at least the addition of a marker putting his 19th century views in present-day context.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms did not immediately respond.