SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) – This is the sixth week Grayson county commissioners heard general public comments in favor of a historic marker denoting the Sherman Riot of 1930.
“It’s been virtually a century and several people who dwell in Grayson County never know the story and so if we do not know the story we just cannot find out from the historical past and improve as folks,” Spoke in favor of historic marker, Frank Drenner claimed.
Drenner is one of 4 people today who dealt with commissioners courtroom Tuesday morning.
“When we do not tell our stories, especially kinds that continue to have significant impression a century afterwards, we are undertaking extra hurt than fantastic,” Drenner reported.
They are just a handful of of a team making an attempt to get an historic marker for the Sherman Riot of 1930.
Pretty much a century in the past, a black guy from Grayson County who had pleaded responsible to assaulting a white female was burned to demise, dragged at the rear of a car and hanged in a tree, in advance of he could be sentenced.
“The rough portion for me is to attempt to have an understanding of why not, we attempted to get all these diverse responses on why it should happen and I have however to heard a single cause on why not,” Member of the Historical Marker Committee, Kurt Cichowski said.
Cichowski has been a member of the historical marker committee due to the fact June of 2020, when the group 1st started out.
Men and women in favor of the historical marker have spoken out at the final 6 commissioner court conferences.
“There are constantly speakers listed here each individual 7 days and will go on to be there until eventually it’s on the agenda,” Cichowski said.
The commissioners possess the land at the courthouse, so for the marker to move ahead, it would have to have their approval, for that to transpire, it would have to be on the agenda.
“We will need to acknowledge it occurred, we will need to confess that it happened, and then we will need to assure that it won’t come about once again,” Cichowski reported.
County Choose Monthly bill Magers declined to comment.
Around 500 folks have signed a petition to get the historic marker on the agenda.
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