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Events DC Statement: George Preston Marshall Memorial Statue Removal

06/19/2020

Events DC Statement: George Preston Marshall Memorial Statue Removal

This morning, Events DC removed the George Preston Marshall memorial statue that stood out front of RFK Stadium. This symbol of a person who didn’t believe all men and women were created equal and who actually worked against integration is counter to all that we as people, a city, and nation represent. We believe that injustice and inequality of all forms is reprehensible and we are firmly committed to confronting unequal treatment and working together toward healing our city and country.
 
Removing this statue is a small and an overdue step on the road to lasting equality and justice. We recognize that we can do better and act now. We’ve heard from many of our stakeholders in the community, and we thank you.  Allowing the memorial to remain on the RFK Campus goes against Events DC’s values of inclusion and equality and is a disturbing symbol to many in the city we serve. 
 
-Max Brown, Chairman, Events DC Board of Directors and Greg O’Dell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Events DC