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Letter: Pelosi’s father helped dedicate monument

Pelosi’s father helped dedicate monument

A Sept. 2 letter writer stated, “It’s worth considering that these statues were not erected closely after the Civil War. No, most were erected by KKK and Jim Crow white supremacist organizations during the lynching years of the 1920s and the anti-civil rights backlash years of the 1950s and 1960s. They were erected specifically as a statement about the ‘good old days,’ and that statement was in no small part directed to the oppressed: ‘Know your place.’ ”

Perhaps it’s also worth considering that many, if not most, of those “erectors” were dyed-in-the-wool Democrats. Just ask Nancy Pelosi to relate some stories about her father and his political cronies of that time. It would make for some very interesting reading.

Ron Antholzner Sr.

Lockport

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