Tag: Confederate statue
Amanda Gonzalez Garcia

Associated PressAugust 30, 2017
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As cities across the country are tearing down and relocating Confederate monuments, a county in southern Alabama on Sunday unveiled a new one. Several hundred people attended a dedication ceremony for the “Unknown Alabama Confederate Soldiers” at Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Crenshaw County, Alabama, 55 miles (88 kilometers) south of Montgomery. The memorial park’s owner and developer, […]

Jim RosicaJune 21, 2017
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The General abides. With lawmakers taking no action this year, a bronze statue of a Confederate general representing Florida shall remain indefinitely in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall. Two competing bills died this Legislative Session. One called for a likeness of educator and civil-rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune to replace the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith. […]

Guest AuthorMay 22, 2017
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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer‘s announcement this week that the city’s Confederate statue will be moved from Lake Eola Park to Greenwood Cemetery represents a positive step in recognizing the changing nature of Southern culture and the diverse set of voices that deserve a say in the ongoing process of commemorating a complex and troublesome past. […]

Jim RosicaJune 23, 2016
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Alas, former Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow will not be immortalized in marble or bronze anytime soon. At least not in the U.S. Capitol. Nor will Miami Herald columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen, adult film star and Florida native Riley Reid and former Gov. “Jeb Bush‘s political career (not him, his career).” They were among nominees proposed by members of […]


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