Happy Martin Luther King Day! Join us in protest of the Confederate memorial in Orange TODAY 2-4 p.m.

Today and for the next four weeks, our MLK billboard looks down on the newly erected Confederate memorial in Orange, Texas.

It was designed by an Orange native, Ashley Evans (see below).

We were able to raise the billboard thanks to the support of concerned citizens who donated to our GoFundMe campaign. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Protest of the Confederate Memorial of the Wind
Orange, Texas

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 20, 2020

location: Confederate Memorial of the Wind (Google map)
time: 2-4 p.m.

About Ashley:

Ashley Evans is a freelance graphic designer with roots in Orange, Texas. Her love of graphic design started in the Journalism classroom at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in 1992. She went on to study at the University of Texas and has since worked for many globally-recognized brands including Frito-Lay, Vera Bradley, BP, and MasterCard over her 20+ year career. Whether designing, writing, or teaching she has a passion for the beauty in everyday life and is honored to support Repurpose Memorial in their efforts to make Orange a beautiful and inclusive place in celebration of all veterans.

Protest Confederate Memorial on MLK Day (Jan. 20) and GoFundMe for MLK Billboard to Overlook Site

Please join us in PROTEST of the Confederate Memorial in Orange, Texas (at Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. and Interstate 10, north access road):

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 20, 2020

location: Confederate Memorial of the Wind (Google map)
time: 2-4 p.m.

Click here to donate to our GoFundMe campaign to post a MLK billboard across the road from the site. The billboard will celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy and will be displayed by the date of our protest and for most of African American History Month.

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Protest: Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 12:30-2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE UPDATED TIME: We have changed the start-time for our MLK Day (Monday, January 21) protest to 12:30 p.m. (see below).

Our gathering will follow the NAACP Orange (Texas) program at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, which starts at 11 a.m.

Please join us in PROTEST of the Confederate Memorial in Orange, Texas (at Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. and Interstate 10, north access road):

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21, 2019

location: Confederate Memorial of the Wind (Google map)
time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon) 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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to receive event details and updates.

Granvel Block is the Sons of Confederate Veterans member behind the new confederate memorial in Orange, Texas

Join a protest of the memorial:

Saturday, September 22
location: Confederate Memorial of the Wind (Google map)
time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Image via Granvel Block’s Facebook.

The permit for the memorial submitted by Granvel Block claimed it would be a “veterans” memorial and not a “confederate veterans” memorial.

The memorial stands within view of motorists on westbound Interstate 10 (see flyer, circulated by Block, below). The property and memorial lie on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., a main thoroughfare and one the city’s main arteries.

Block subsequently sold the property and memorial to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

He publicly claims that he is no longer involved.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans claims that the site is managed by the Orange, Texas chapter of their group. Block is the leader of that chapter.

Privately, in conversations with Orange residents and at least one member of the Repurpose movement, Block has revealed that he does, in fact, manage the site.

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Today’s protest cancelled (February 25) due to inclement weather

According to the current weather forecast, there is a 60-80 percent chance of thunderstorms in Orange this afternoon. Due to the inclement weather, the organizers have decided to reschedule today’s protest.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Please stay tuned for updates on our next scheduled protest.

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