Miss. statue to honor civil rights ic...

Miss. statue to honor civil rights icon Hamer

There are 15 comments on the Sunherald.com story from Jun 14, 2012, titled Miss. statue to honor civil rights icon Hamer. In it, Sunherald.com reports that:

Now, her friends and admirers are preparing to honor the black civil rights icon with a life-sized statue in her hometown of Ruleville.

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MARK TRAINA

Slidell, LA

#1 Jun 18, 2012
THAT SOUNDS WONDERFUL!

GOD BLESS THIS TOWN!

fatuous1
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#2 Jun 18, 2012
MMMm huh! Since they did so very much to brighten everyone's heart for longer years than most of us even know, I firmly believe that statues of Moe, Larry and Curly should be implemented on the steps of the White House. Why not,...this is all such a joke? But it's good for Ruleville, nothing else is there!
TheRealQuestonIs

Indianola, MS

#3 Jun 22, 2012
I'm all for the statue so long as no public money pays for it.
FWIW

Tupelo, MS

#4 Jun 22, 2012
Mississippi is home to some truly grand Christian bigots. They lust for a return to the 'good ole day' when farm owners worked a black man or woman to death in the fields and buried them at the end of the row. I do so enjoy it when a bigot's daughter marries a black man. Best of luck to all you bigots here.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#5 Jun 23, 2012
TheRealQuestonIs wrote:
I'm all for the statue so long as no public money pays for it.
Oh, absolutely, I think it's a great idea. It'll give the pigeons, starlings, sparrows, etc. a good place to perch and "do their business!" Maybe the town will keep it scrubbed clean but I really doubt it.
lindsay wolfe

Cleveland, MS

#6 Jun 26, 2012
who are all you cowards posting these things? leave your name if you aren't ashamed...but i suspect most of you are.
i'm proud to come from a town that has (finally) decided to erect a statue in honor of our most famous citizen. those of you on here naysaying must not be aware of just how much Miss Hamer did to advance the lives of Blacks in the delta. Please research before you post innocent things.

And while you're researching, keep this in mind: Charlie Capps has a building named after him at Delta State University, and is hailed as someone who fought for integration, but there are plenty of documented letters that he wrote to fellow legislators imploring them not to hire "negros" or anyone who associates with them.

so yeah...a statue for someone who actually did something worthwhile during her lifetime? who i am proud to tell my children about? who never gave up on her dreams even though people told her she wouldn't make it?

come on.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#7 Jun 26, 2012
[QUOTE who="lindsay wolfe".
Please research before you post innocent things.

.[/QUOTE]

Your choice of wording is PERFECT,...innocent....! What a yo-yo. Nevertheless, if this statue is so righteous for the blacks, then why do you colored people so resent/hate the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis? That thing has been up there for EONS and hasn't hurt anyone yet. Why do you want it removed? What's good for the goose is good for the gander .....now, answer that honestly and I may apologize but don't hold your breath!
Lindsay

North Sioux City, SD

#8 Jun 28, 2012
The Rogue wrote:
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Your choice of wording is PERFECT,...innocent....! What a yo-yo. Nevertheless, if this statue is so righteous for the blacks, then why do you colored people so resent/hate the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis? That thing has been up there for EONS and hasn't hurt anyone yet. Why do you want it removed? What's good for the goose is good for the gander .....now, answer that honestly and I may apologize but don't hold your breath!
I'm not seeking an apology. You are a stranger, why do I need one? I obviously meant to say 'ignorant' but my phone wasn't cooperating with me. The problem I have with a statue of Forrest I could argue about all day, but I'll say this: He was a leader of the KKK, reaking havoc on not only Blacks but many other nationalities. I can't defend that. Some people can sugarcoat and defend all they want, but at the end of the day I want people to say great things about me. Not that I am solely remembered for my affiliation with the KKK.

Ms. Hamer did everything she could to further society. She is a strong symbol of perseverance. Proud to have the statue in my town.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#9 Jun 29, 2012
Lindsay wrote:
<quoted text> He was a leader of the KKK, reaking havoc on not only Blacks but many other nationalities. Not that I am solely remembered for my affiliation with the KKK.
You're only half right about Forrest. He "was" a member until it became something that he was not for. Your choice of words "solely".......good word. That is NOT what he is solely remembered for. Besides, he like thousands of others, was fighting in a war!

(P.S.- don't use a statue as a God.)
TheRealQuestonIs

Indianola, MS

#10 Jul 20, 2012
I said I support the statue, but I do not want public funds to pay for it. In light of the recent economic downturn, it's bad for taxpayers to have to fund such 'extras'. Lets put the money where it will make the most difference and actually benefits someone.

I need only look at the condition of the black community it is in now, and I know that a statue is meaningless. Utterly and completely meaningless. Ask 10 random blacks who she was , they couldn't tell you. That's where we are now. But those folks are all about style over substance anyway. You seem to be as well.
Steph

Pearl, MS

#11 Jul 20, 2012
Who is 'you'? I do not choose style over substance. Please do not speak for me. I'll go down the street and find ten black males that can easily identify her. F off. You are obviously out of touch. Go vote for mitt Romney.
Steph

Pearl, MS

#12 Jul 20, 2012
TheRealQuestonIs wrote:
I said I support the statue, but I do not want public funds to pay for it. In light of the recent economic downturn, it's bad for taxpayers to have to fund such 'extras'. Lets put the money where it will make the most difference and actually benefits someone.
I need only look at the condition of the black community it is in now, and I know that a statue is meaningless. Utterly and completely meaningless. Ask 10 random blacks who she was , they couldn't tell you. That's where we are now. But those folks are all about style over substance anyway. You seem to be as well.
Thanks to people like you whO offer no support. Talking down on a community really helps, yes?
TheRealQuestonIs

Indianola, MS

#13 Jul 20, 2012
Steph wrote:
Go vote for mitt Romney.
Believe me I plan to.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#14 Jul 24, 2012
TheRealQuestonIs wrote:
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Believe me I plan to.
Same here!
TheRealQuestionI s

Indianola, MS

#15 Jul 25, 2012
Steph wrote:
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Thanks to people like you whO offer no support. Talking down on a community really helps, yes?
I am talking down on a statue, not a community. Lets not make a mountain out of a mole hill.

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