Crowdfunding campaign puts up Black Lives Matter billboard by Confederate flag
A Black Lives Matter billboard was put up alongside a Confederate flag overlooking an NC roadway in Pittsboro.
activists say enough is enough and they're taking a stand here in Pittsboro. The sign you see here behind me is to let people of color. No, they are welcomed here, and they will not be silenced or mistreated because of the color of their skin. If you're driving into Pittsboro, you may see this black lives matter. Billboard sitting high next to this Confederate flag, I feel like I'm not wanting. Kerwin Pittman, a community rights activist and a sponsor for the billboard, says the Confederate flag is intimidating to many, and he wants to change that by putting up this message is not. Race is a small child, but it is a close knit community that their love on each other and they believe, and they understand that black lives matter. The town, however, has seen many protests over a Confederate monument at the four House, which has led to several arrests. Two people on a soul charges and this town could be what she called a sundown town. Do not get called in this town after the sun goes down or something. What happens? Pittman is hoping the billboard will mean something and will spark a change he says. The sign says something powerful. We are here and we are not going anywhere, and we will continue to come down there and get straight in approaches. I'm told members of the Pittsburgh community funded this billboard. So far, the money raised will cover costs for one year, which is about $6000. Pittman tells me they are taking their message to Raleigh soon. You'll see these billboards there as well back to you.