New plans presented to make changes to John C. Calhoun statue

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - New plans were presented to make changes to the John C. Calhoun statue in Marion Square.

The Charleston History Commission has crafted the first draft for a plaque to be placed on the monument.

This comes after some people called for its removal.

Mayor John Tecklenburg says instead of taking it down, the entire story needed to be told about Calhoun.

A portion of the draft reads "this statue is a relic and powerful reminder of the crime against humanity which was slavery, the folly of some political leaders, and the plague of racism."

One board member says the plaque is needed to paint the full picture of Calhoun.

This draft for a plaque will continue to be revised before going before the Charleston City Council.

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