GRAHAM, N.C. —Editor's note: The video above is a previous story about Graham's confederate monument.
During a press conference on Monday, Burlington mayor Ian Baltutis, Elon University President Connie Book, and several other Alamance County leaders presented a call-to-action to remove Graham's confederate monument.
Mayor Baltutis and others called on the Alamance County Commissioners and the Graham City Council to relocate the statue in a respectful manner to a place where it can be given historical context.
"While this artifact undeniably is a part of our history, to many in our community, it represents an ideology incompatible with equality," Mayor Baltutis said.
Fifty community leaders have signed the letter, Baltutis said, including local CEOs, education board members and mayors.