NEWS BRIEF: Controversial cannon gets the heave-ho from Decatur

Indigenous people honored

Cannon Decatur Square
Photo credit: Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights
A cannon in the Decatur Square, — said to be from the “Indian War” of 1836 and therefore a disturbing reminder of the “Trail of Tears” — that has been positioned there for decades will finally be removed from the site after a vote Tuesday by the DeKalb County Commission. “For it to be located on the stolen land of the indigenous people is a slap in the face,” Decatur High School senior Kayla Evans told the AJC during a protest outside the courthouse on Monday. black:ajc.com