confederate statues

Tallahassee Confederate monument
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There’s a renewed push for Florida’s leaders to remove the confederate monument from the lawn of the Historic Capitol in Tallahassee. It comes as other such monuments are toppling across the state, and the nation.

Renewed calls are ringing out for state leadership to remove the confederate monument from the lawn of Florida’s Historic Capitol in Tallahassee.

“It’s part of a revisionist history used against minorities in our state as a symbol of hatred and false supremacy,” said prominent progressive political consultant Kevin Cate.

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Confederate flags and memorials have become a point of political controversy in Tampa Bay and beyond.

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