Thursday, June 25, 2020


John C. Calhoun's statue presided over Marion Square in Charleston for nearly 124 years. No more. The city council voted to displace him. He was removed yesterday. One cannot overestimate the importance of this in southern culture. Even a few months ago, such a thing would have been unthinkable.

See this Post and Courier article for a description of the event.

Youtube has several videos of the removal. The above is one of them.

So many dramatic events are happening so quickly, my neck is sore from whiplash. It will take me awhile to absorb all of this. 

Nevertheless, this is a landmark event in our lives.