Posted on September 24, 2022

Wilmington City Council Votes to Remove ‘Black Lives Do Matter’ Sign

Zach Solon, WECT, September 22, 2022

The “Black Lives Do Matter: End Racism Now” sign in downtown Wilmington will be removed by the end of the year after city council voted this week to take it down.

The sign was originally approved by city council in 2020 in the wake of the racial justice movement sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Council then voted last year to extend the display at Jervay Memorial Park for another year.


Other council members voiced concerns about setting a precedent for government speech and that groups could use the sign as an example to support messages of their own. {snip}


Sonya Patrick with Black Lives Matter Wilmington says there is no reason for the sign to be taken down.