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Story Publication logo October 29, 2021

A Trailer for 'The Friendliest Small Town in America'

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Sherman Neal II thought it'd be easy when he wrote a letter asking for the removal of his town's Confederate monument.

After the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor had forced the nation to finally reckon with its troubled past with racism, Neal saw what he thought was the perfect opportunity to call for the removal of the city's infamous monument.

What he didn't expect was the ensuing months-long fight over the statue's future.

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