The Agenda: Ex-New Orleans mayor suggests Tecklenburg take down statue quickly; Clyburn calls for Statehouse reforms

2,064 new coronavirus cases since Fri.

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Mayor John Tecklenburg says City Council will consider a resolution that could lead to the removal of the Calhoun monument in Marion Square - SAM SPENCE
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  • Mayor John Tecklenburg says City Council will consider a resolution that could lead to the removal of the Calhoun monument in Marion Square
Tecklenburg the toppler? The former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg should act quickly to remove the statue of John C. Calhoun — taking it down as soon as he is allowed so, "nobody gets hurt and everybody is protected." Landrieu who was responsible for taking down New Orleans' Confederate monuments in a span of 25 days in 2017. Source: P&C

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Governor supports colleges following procedure for name changes. According to his spokesperson, Gov. Henry McMaster is supportive of colleges bringing name change requests to the legislature and getting the super majority two-thirds vote for removal. Clemson and Winthrop are asking to remove the name of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, who defended lynchings, from campus buildings. Source: The State

2,064 new coronavirus cases since Friday. Over the weekend, 2,064 new cases of the coronavirus were found in South Carolina. Source: City Paper



Rep. Clyburn and Mayor Benjamin call for Statehouse reforms. Over the weekend, House Majority Whip U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin made the case for Statehouse reforms and pushed for equity for black people. Source: P&C

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