Rapping Up a Lost Cause
The black plastic wrapped Confederate memorial looks like a bad Christo sculpture knock off. Commissioned by the Daughters of the confederacy in 1896. It was the oldest public sculpture in Dallas. It was moved to this location in front of the Dallas Convention Center when the I30 highway was widened in 1957. Gov. Mike Rawlings organized a city task force to look into its removal in 2016. The task force voted 11- 4 to dismantle the monument. I drew this picture on May 13, 2020. In June I heard it was finally removed. I'll have to drop by and do a follow up drawing.
Pioneer Park Cemetery, 1201 Marilla st. Dallas, TX.
Copyright 2012, Brad Ford Smith.