This #BlackLivesMatter billboard now stands off Hwy 64 in Pittsboro as a direct answer to the tall and massive Confederate flag put there by a man angry over the county’s removal of Confederate monuments.— Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) July 13, 2020
A community-led online fundraiser paid for billboard. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/hscNTYC0iw
The 8-by-24-foot sign was put up Monday on U.S. 64 East Business Route.
The billboard was paid for by Emancipate NC, Recidivism Reduction Educational Program Services, and a community-led fundraiser.
According to organizers, the billboard costs $450 for 28 days, plus a $350 one-time charge for the vinyl. Organizers of the fundraiser said the rest of the money raised will go a scholarship fund supporting racial equity in Chatham County.
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