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Make It Right Project Supports Jacksonville Activists Marching Against Confederate Monuments

January 23, 2019

This past weekend, for the third consecutive year, hundreds of protesters gathered in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of Women’s March: 2019. The event route took demonstrators from Hemming Park to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Among those organizations offering information and resources to the folks who came out were members of the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition (JPC) and Take ’Em Down Jacksonville (aka Take ’Em Down Jax)—established to “remove monuments, symbols, and names that honor Confederate leaders, white supremacists, and slave owners from all public spaces in Jacksonville, Florida.”

The Make It Right Project collaborated with JPC and Take ’Em Down Jax to produce a pamphlet that offers historical truth in response to frequently repeated neo-Confederate lies. That brochure was particularly relevant since the march kicked off from Hemming Park, home to the most prominent Confederate monument in the city. (It can be seen in the background of the first photo, below.) Currently, the Make It Right Project is working in collaboration with JPC, Take ’Em Down Jax and other progressive local groups on a campaign that will target for removal Jacksonville’s Monument to the Women of the Confederacy, which was erected in 1915.

Below are some of the awesome photos of activists, organizers and other protesters who took part in Jacksonville’s Women’s March this year. As you can see, the Make It Right Project’s pamphlets also made cameo appearances.

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