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Anonymous survey being taken about Confederate monument in Florence

The University of North Alabama has set up a survey to gather opinions on a Confederate monument in a partnership with a local nonprofit.

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 5:50 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 6:10 PM

The University of North Alabama now has a survey to gather opinions on a Confederate monument in a partnership with a local nonprofit.

The anonymous survey is being put on by the university's Public History Center, and it asks questions about the Confederate monument outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse. Those who organized it say they are seeking honest opinions.

"I mean history is what it is," said Florence resident, Mike Sibley.

Sibley said he thinks it wouldn't hurt to put another monument up next to the Confederate one.

"Maybe one of Native Americans or Martin Luther King, Jr. would be alright too," said Sibley.

Alabama law stops the removal of Confederate monuments. A local nonprofit named Project Say Something is focused on bringing awareness to racial inequality partnered with UNA for the anonymous nine question survey.

"I think the anonymous component is important because it is such a controversial issue," said Project Say Something president Camille Bennett. "Often times people are hesitant to say what they really think or what they really want to see."

Bennett says it's not about what her group wants but what the community would like to see.

The survey will be available online until January. You can click here to take the survey.

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