A group of protesters gathered in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday to honor the memory of George Floyd targeted a statue of Confederate leader Charles Linn, vandalizing the monument before toppling it. A Confederate obelisk in the same park may become the iconoclasts’ next trophy. Charles Linn (born Karl Erik Engelbert Sjödahl June 13, 1814 in Pohja, Finland; died August 7, 1882 in Birmingham) was a sailor, wholesaler, banker and industrialist.. Linn was the son of Erik Johan Sjödahl, chief inspector of the Billnäs Bruk ironworks, and his wife, the former Engla Gustava Collin. Ivey extends Alabama mask mandate to March 5. (Courtesy of Landon Wexler) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — It didn’t take long for the protesters in Linn Park Sunday night to take out their anger and frustration on the Confederate monuments and statues. A group of protesters gathered in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday to honor the memory of George Floyd targeted a statue of Confederate leader Charles Linn, vandalizing the monument … In Birmingham, protestors toppled an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of the Confederate navy captain Charles Linn in Linn Park on May 31. The crew safely removed the main obelisk, with the remaining base of the monument to follow in the coming days. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- He was the man behind getting justice after a controversial health study impacted hundreds of African American men. A man walks past a toppled statue of Confederate veteran Charles Linn in a Birmingham, Alabama, park, following a night of demonstrations. According to BhamWiki, on April 26, 1894, the cornerstone for a future monument was laid in Linn Park (known as Capitol Park at the time) during the 1894 Reunion of Confederate Veterans in Birmingham. ‘Reject the rendering’: Is chicken plant a foul play for Gadsden? Remains of confederate monument in Birmingham pic.twitter.com/OWe6fRSJnV — Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) June 1, 2020 [2] Linn's hand rests on a pillar, representing the establishment of the National Bank of Birmingham (Regions Financial Corporation). A toppled statue of Charles Linn, a founder of Birmingham, Ala., who was in the Confederate Navy, on June 1 following a night of unrest. Vandals painted red handprints on the University of Mississippi’s Confederate monument in Oxford, Mississippi, along with the words “spiritual genocide.” 3. The crowd cheered as it fell to the ground. Linn was one of the founders of Birmingham and a supporter of the Confederacy. An unidentified man walks past a toppled statue of Charles Linn, a city founder who was in the Confederate Navy, in Birmingham, Ala., on June 1, following a night of unrest. According to records at Birmingham’s Oak Hill Cemetery, where the Finnish-born sailor and businessman is buried, Linn was born in 1814 and came to America in 1833. [2] Medenica attended the dedication. Protesters pulled down a bronze statue of Charles Linn, the park’s namesake who was a captain in the Confederate Navy and later one of the founders of Birmingham, covering in with graffiti. Demonstrators took down a bronze statue of Charles Linn, erected in the center of an eponymous park in honor of a sea captain who volunteered to … Protesters have brought two Confederate monuments to the ground. In later life, Linn started up Linn Iron Works and the Birmingham Car and Foundry Company. The 8-foot (2.4 m) bronze sculpture depicts Charles Linn, and rests on a 5-foot (1.5 m) granite-clad base. An unidentified man walks past a toppled statue of Charles Linn, a city founder who was in the Confederate Navy, in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, June 1, 2020, following a night of unrest. Linn Park was originally named Capitol Park when it was first built in the 1880s and Woodrow Wilson Park in 1918. The protesters pulled down the top part of the statue of Charles Linn by tying a rope and using manpower and a truck to pull it down. Linn, … The park houses memorials dedicated to veterans and a statue of Confederate sailor Charles Linn. Getting Warmer: Heating up Alabama’s Cold Cases, According to records at Birmingham’s Oak Hill Cemetery, Pandemic makes teacher shortages even worse, Biden ordering stopgap relief as talks start on big stimulus plan, Dave Chappelle cancels shows after testing positive for COVID-19, Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at the White House, State leaders worried about maintaining adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply, Jefferson County Commission President shares update on Birmingham’s northern beltline, Read the full transcript: President Joe Biden’s full inaugural address, Florida lawmaker wants to rename highway ‘President Donald J. 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People have damaged the confederate monument in Birmingham.It's unclear who is taking part, but people were using tools and rocks to chip away at the concrete monument in Linn Park.We understand another statue, possibly of Charles Linn, was taken down during the evening as well.We've heard of no injuries, and there's no word of any arrests being made at … Marshall previously stated that if the monument was removed, he would fulfill his duty to enforce the state's Alabama Memorial Preservation Act. The monument, which was originally erected in a nearby cemetery, ... May 31: Statue of Charles Linn and Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument (Birmingham, Alabama) 3. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has vowed to remove a controversial Confederate monument from Linn Park “as soon as possible.” That decision, which results from violent protests that erupted in downtown Birmingham Sunday night, would violate state law and likely trigger a lawsuit from the State of Alabama. Some people were successful in pulling down a statue of Charles Linn, also in the park. © 1998 - 2021 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Some people were successful in pulling down a statue of Charles Linn, also in the park. A statue of confederate navy captain Charles Linn lies toppled on June 1st, 2020. Linn was one of the founders of Birmingham and a supporter of the Confederacy. The statue of Charles Linn was torn down by protesters, but the obelisk, known as the Confederate Sailors and Soldiers Monument, was removed by the city on June 2, 2020. A statue of confederate navy captain Charles Linn lies toppled on June 1st, 2020. The Linn statue was 8 feet tall and made of bronze, and was set on a five-foot base clad in granite. The … During the Civil War, Linn sold his farm and joined the Confederate State Navy as a captain, where one of his primary duties was shipping cotton. The demonstrators managed to topple the structure in Birmingham’s Linn Park by tying a rope to it and ... in the city pulled down a statue of Charles Linn, ... the base of the monument. A statue of Charles Linn, a founder of Birmingham who fought for the Confederacy, has been torn down in the center of the city amid rioting. DANIEL JACKSON An unidentified man walks Monday in Birmingham, Ala., past a toppled statue of Charles Linn, a city founder who was in the Confederate Navy. [Photo: Jay Reeves/AP/Shutterstock] Protesters gathered around the 115-year-old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park in Birmingham, defacing it and attacking its base … BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — It didn’t take long for the protesters in Linn Park Sunday night to take out their anger and frustration on the Confederate monuments and statues. The artist has said he would be willing to restore the sculpture. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now. Charles Linn, had been the target of demonstrators during protests Sunday night against police brutality. In Birmingham, protestors toppled an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of the Confederate navy captain Charles Linn in Linn Park on May 31. Ultimately, the group turned their attention to a bronze statue of Charles Linn that had been in the park since 2013. A statue of Charles Linn was previously installed in Birmingham, Alabama's Linn Park, in the United States. True to his word, Mayor Woodfin brought in a crane to dismantle the monument on the night of June 1. Photographer: Jay Reeves/AP Photo Woodfin said the city would see if the memorial could be given to … [1] The statue is based on a painting displayed in the Linn-Henley Research Library (but shows Linn bearded, whereas the painting does not) and weighs approximately 800 pounds. 770 more to go. This came as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office Wednesday morning. In 1873, Linn began serving on the Birmingham Board of Aldermen under then-mayor James Powell. He died in 1882. On July 14, 1863, Linn and his son were captured as they sailed on their ship, Kate Dale. United States. The city of Birmingham had previously sought to remove the Charles Linn monument but was blocked by the Alabama attorney general in defence of … It's sad." 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Protesters pull down statue in Linn Park (Source: WBRC) The protesters defaced the Confederate monument, chipped away part of the concrete and pulled the wooden barrier off the base. Charles Linn statue (2013): Linn Park is named for one of the founding fathers of Birmingham. The bank, located on the corner of 1st Avenue North and 20th Street, was known as “Linn’s Folly.” Through many iterations and mergers over the years, National Bank of Birmingham would eventually become AmSouth Bancorporation. During protests Sunday over George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis police custody, people shattered windows, set fires and damaged monuments in a downtown park. Alabama . After his release, Linn worked in the grocery business in New Orleans before coming back to Alabama in 1871. A man walks past a toppled statue of Confederate veteran Charles Linn in a Birmingham ... the City of Birmingham in 2017 after the City erected barriers around the monument in Linn Park. [Photo: Jay Reeves/AP/Shutterstock] For some in the city, the monuments were a point of historic pride. A statue of Charles Linn, a onetime Confederate officer and a founder of Birmingham, sits toppled Monday. The Confederate monument in Linn Park was erected in 1905 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to Newsweek. (Jay Reeves/AP Photo) On May 31, protesters attempted to tear down the Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument , a 52-foot-tall obelisk in Linn Park that commemorates the lives of Southern soldiers killed in the Civil War. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. A Confederate obelisk in … Video shared by Birmingham news station WBRC shows the moment protesters in the city pulled down a statue of Charles Linn, who fought for the Confederate Navy. Gov. WASHINGTON (WDHN) -- Rep. Barry Moore, R-Alabama, and 16 other congressmen pledged to work with the Biden administration in the coming years in a letter released Wednesday. [1], On May 31, 2020, during the George Floyd protests, the statue was defaced and eventually toppled. You're asked to call the East Central Public Health District office at 334-294-6400 or the toll-free COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 855-566-5333 to schedule an appointment. 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Sunday night a group of protesters damaged and tried to destroy and pull down the 115-year-old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park. June 13, 2016: Women of Soul collided with a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in Linn Park. [2], The statue was commissioned from sculptor Branko Medenica by the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of their "Legacy of Leadership" campaign chairman, Arthur Henley, a descendant of Linn. An unidentified man walks past a toppled statue of Charles Linn, a city founder who was in the Confederate Navy, in Birmingham, Ala., … It was renamed for Linn in 1988. Protesters have brought two Confederate monuments to the ground. Last week a crowd of protesters decrying police brutality toppled a statue of Confederate Navy captain Charles Linn in a park named after him in Birmingham, Alabama. During protests Sunday over George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis police custody, people shattered windows, set fires and damaged monuments … ROCKFORD, ALA. (WIAT)---The Alabama Department of Public Health is holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Coosa County on Friday.It is for healthcare providers, residents of long-term care, people who are 75 years old and older, and first responders.It will be 8:30 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. At the Coosa County E 9-1-1 building on 66 Communications Drive. Originally born Carl Erik Engelbert Sjödahl, Linn had spent his youth as a sailor, crossing the Atlantic and back many times before coming to America and eventually settling in Montgomery in 1838. The statue of Linn was built in 2013 by a local organization to honor the work of one of Linn's descendants. May 31: Charles Linn, Alabama A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain who was one of the founders of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1872, Linn was part of the launch of the National Bank of Birmingham, the first bank in the newly-founded city. Charles Linn statue lying in Linn Park after being pulled down during a protest Credit: Landon Wexler “The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Jay Reeves / AP The fire and the damaged window happened about an hour after protesters pulled down a statue and damaged a Confederate monument in Linn Park. A man walks past a toppled statue of Confederate veteran Charles Linn in a Birmingham, Alabama, park, following a night of demonstrations. Several Confederate monuments across the South have been attacked by demonstrators amid protests against police ... protesters used ropes and a truck to yank a statue of Charles Linn off his pedestal to the ground, face down. Protesters pull down statue in Linn Park (Source: WBRC) The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument in downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park, named for Confederate naval Capt. Men and women took hammers and rocks to the obelisk, but it was too big to come down. May 31: Charles Linn, Alabama A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain who was one of the founders of Birmingham, Alabama. Despite a large number of protestors staying in the area to pull down the statue of Charles Linn, the Confederate veteran for whom the park is named, the City honored the promise and called in a demolition crew to remove the monument Monday evening. Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. The Charles Linn statue at Linn Park In 1874 Linn created a small park, popularly called Linn's Park on the half-block behind the Relay House. Why was purple significant at the inauguration? Charles Linn born Carl Erik Engelbert Sjödahl (1814–1882) was a sailor, wholesaler, banker and industrialist. To restore the sculpture veterans and a statue of the founders of Birmingham, 2016 women... 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