The two men whose statues grace the Old Courthouse lawn were both relatives of my ancestors. This doesn’t make my opinion worth any more but I’d like to put in my two cents.
If these statues are an insult to the African-American community then I’d like to see them moved. They are part of history and therefore important.
Why not move them to Gratz Park – a lovely and historic place in its own right.
The family story I was told was that when the Hunts were asked where to put the Morgan statue, their reply was, “by his mother’s front door. It’s the only front door in Lexington open to him.”
Never miss a local story.
No one should be offended by having those statues where they can’t be avoided.