Mathews NAACP Wants Confederate Statue Transfer Stopped

The Mathews County NAACP is demanding that the County Board of Supervisors halt the proposed transfer of the Confederate monument at Courthouse Square and the property it sits on to a private entity. According to a news release the organization says actively supporting the ongoing display of Confederate flags or other memorabilia creates a hostile and unwelcoming environment for Black families in the county and interferes with the rights of residents. A public hearing on the transfer is set for September 21.