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Mayor opens online forum for public input on Louisville's public art

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville's mayor is asking the public to weigh in on a review of the city's public art. 

Mayor Greg Fisher called for the review, after race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The protest by white supremacists over the removal of a Confederate statue sparked violent clashes and the death of a woman. 

The city created an online forum for citizens to give their input and add their thoughts to the conversation.  To fill out a form, CLICK HERE.

On Sunday, Fisher said he would ask the Louisville Commission on Public Art to look over the city's statues, monuments and memorials and develop a list of any that could be tied to discrimination, racism and slavery. 

"I hope that through this process that the community will engage in a bunch of different ways, and people will examine how they view art, how they view discrimination, how they view historical context. So that we can all grow together," said Fischer. 

The announcement of the review comes as a growing number of people call for the removal of a statue in Cherokee Triangle. The statue was vandalized Sunday morning. It is a likeness of Confederate officer John Breckinridge Castleman, who was also a prominent Louisville businessman. 

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