Roth says there are three options: Do nothing, leave it there with an interpretive plaque, or move it someplace else.
Clay, of St. Louis, sent a letter to Slay on Monday urging removal of the 32-foot-tall granite memorial. He said in the letter that symbols “associated with this country’s racist, oppressive past should not be elevated or displayed in public places.”
Slay is now tweeting it’s time to also rename the nearby Confederate Drive in Forest Park, calling it either Freedom Street or Justice Drive.
The statue, which was created in the 1800s, will now be a part of the museum’s “Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions.”
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeking a special committee to consider whether the city’s Confederate Memorial should be moved out of Forest Park.
St. Louis riverfront statue being relocated to higher ground
A statue of explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark is moving from the riverfront.
A 6-foot statue is missing from the National Frontier Tails Museum in Independence Missouri.
Alton plans to have a larger than life statue of the famous musician Miles Davis in the downtown entertainment district.
Some items may end up in future Hall of Fame planned for Ballpark Village.