Vote to remove Confederate monument from Harrison County Courthouse
This coming Monday, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors are going to vote on what to do with a Confederate monument that has been standing in front of the county courthouse since 1911.
The monument at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport has become a flashpoint of controversy in recent months as attention across the country has focused on whether such monuments are appropriate for public spaces.
There’s been recent protests earlier this year in which residents requested the monument is taken down.
Our media partner the Sun Herald reported the county’s only black supervisor Kent Jones is bringing the issue to a vote during Monday’s meeting.
Jones says he didn’t want to go into 2021 with the issue of the monument hanging over them.