Descendent Drops Suit To Save Calhoun Statue In SC

The American Heritage Association helped fund the suit – filed by descendants of John C. Calhoun, a former congressman and vice president – opposing the city of Charleston’s removal of Calhoun’s statue.

  • The suit was one of two recently dropped in South Carolina over the removal of Confederate icons.
  • The association filed a lawsuit opposing the removal of a Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway marker from the campus of a charter school in Charleston, and the renaming of an auditorium that had been named after Christopher Memminger, a treasury secretary of the Confederacy.
  • Monument to Confederate Gen. Lee was removed in July 2021 and placed in storage.
  • City of Charleston made a deal with the South Carolina State Museum to take the Calhoun statue.
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