In March 2016, Charlottesville City Council members Wes Bellamy and Kristin Szakos call for removal of the Robert E. Lee statue and renaming the Lee Park. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2017/02/city-council-votes-to-remove-robert-e-lee-statue Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like March 23, 2019 The Supreme Court, in a 4-4 deadlock, let stand a lower court’s order that the state of Washington make billions of dollars worth of repairs to roads, where the state had built culverts below road channels and structures in a way that prevented salmon from swimming through and reaching their spawning grounds, that had damaged the state’s salmon habitats and contributed to population loss. The case involved the Stevens Treaties, a series of agreements in 1854-55, in which tribes in Washington State gave up millions of acres of land in exchange for “the right to take fish.” Implicit in the treaties, courts would later rule, was a guarantee that there would be enough fish for the tribes to harvest. Destroying the habitat reduces the population and thus violates these treaties. This decision directly affects the Swinomish Tribe (“A Victory For A Tribe That’s Lost Its Salmon” by John Eligon, The New York Times, June 12, 2018). June 29, 2018 In May 1989, after lobbying by the Detroit African-American Reparations Committee and N’COBRA members, led by Ray Jenkins, the Detroit City Council unanimously approves resolution introduced by Detroit Councilmember Clyde Cleveland. March 23, 2019 Georgia restored many Cherokee landmarks, a newspaper plant, and other buildings in New Echota. It also repealed its repressive anti-Native American laws of 1830 (Race, Racism, and Reparations by J. Angelo Corlett, 2003, Cornell University Press, p. 170).