Virginia mayor #RalphNortham aka "coon man" as he was called in highschool for his racist behavior and actions. people like him will always back up and support the actions of their fellow white supremacists.
#Virginia strikes again. Whether it’s the Virginia Democratic Governor in black face, the first lady of the state passing out raw cotton or sexual assault allegations against the lieutenant governor — the state needs some prayer.
Now, Councilman #ThomasDunn refused to sign a proclamation for Juneteenth, instead he defaced it with his own ignorant words.
According to NBC News, the Leesburg Town Council passed a resolution proclaiming June 19-20 as #Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. The resolution also recognizes lynchings in Virginia, including one in Leesburg. Leesburg town Councilman Thomas Dunn refused to sign the proclamation that was to go to the descendants of a man who was lynched. Instead, he wrote in the signature line, “Juneteenth is a celebration, lynchings are not.”
Clearly, lynchings are not being celebrated, they are honoring the lives of people who have been lynched in Virginia, specifically Orion “Owen” Anderson from Leesburg, Virginia in 1889. The 18-year-old was accused of assaulting a white woman and was lynched by a mob of white men. #JamesMadisonUniversity says, “On November 8th, 1889, at approximately 1 AM, a hundred armed men captured Anderson from his cell and hung him on a derrick in the freight depot. Several bullets were also fired into Anderson’s body.?
There are now calls for Dunn to resign after his callousness and willful ignorance of history in his own state. Pastor Michelle Thomas, the Loudoun County NAACP president, said the comment was an insult.
Councilman Ron Campbell said, “Leesburg Town Council member Tom Dunn must resign from his elected position effective immediately.”
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