DeBraun Thomas, one of the co-founders of Take Back Cheapside, stood next to explanatory text in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park in Lexington, Ky., Monday, December 18, 2017. Take Back Cheapside is a group that successfully helped persuade the city to move two Confederate-era statues this fall. The text tells about slavery in Fayette County. Cheapside was known as a large slave market before the Civil War.
DeBraun Thomas, one of the co-founders of Take Back Cheapside, stood next to explanatory text in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park in Lexington, Ky., Monday, December 18, 2017. Take Back Cheapside is a group that successfully helped persuade the city to move two Confederate-era statues this fall. The text tells about slavery in Fayette County. Cheapside was known as a large slave market before the Civil War. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
DeBraun Thomas, one of the co-founders of Take Back Cheapside, stood next to explanatory text in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park in Lexington, Ky., Monday, December 18, 2017. Take Back Cheapside is a group that successfully helped persuade the city to move two Confederate-era statues this fall. The text tells about slavery in Fayette County. Cheapside was known as a large slave market before the Civil War. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

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