"You need to make another video and don't be shy," NAACP regional director Tracey Edwards said. "Apologize to all of us."
“We cannot back down now. We have come way too far. We are literally in the midst of history.”
Amid a backdrop of national protests, Birmingham isn't the only city faced with how to deal with what some consider outdated and racist relics of the past.
"The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted. "It is finally gone."
Heading into Memorial Day weekend, access to some beaches, restaurants, hair salons, barbershops and state parks will be available.