Tag: Robert E. Lee

Mitch PerryFebruary 20, 2018
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Florida is poised to make history with the Legislature’s Tuesday passage of a proposal to place a statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. The statue of Bethune would replace a likeness of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, who has represented Florida for decades in […]

Ana CeballosFebruary 6, 2018
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Legislation that would eliminate state holidays honoring Confederate figures advanced in the Senate Tuesday despite pushback from numerous speakers who said the proposal would be “cultural genocide” and an “insult” to their ancestors. “This is cultural genocide,” a man from Jacksonville said. “Southern white people are in the minority. You can’t take away our culture […]


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