After Public Outcry, Orlando, Florida Moves Confederate Statue

Hillsborough County commissioners have voted to keep a Confederate statue outside the Hillsborough County courthouse. They also approved a diversity mural to go up as well.

In New Orleans, officials recently took down a monument dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

The commissioners who voted with Miller to unsuccessfully remove the Confederate monument were Pat Kemp and Al Higginbotham, who cited his physical disability in having empathy for people who face discrimination.

A time capsule the size of a cash box was found inside, something cemetery sexton Don Price expected to find.

The City of Orlando has released a new video highlighting the new home of the Confederate statue that is being moved on Tuesday from Lake Eola to Greenwood Cemetery.

Once disassembled, the City will build a base, reassemble and re-erect the statue.

His proposal came at the same time that other local governments in the South are voting to remove such memorials of the Civil War.

"The very conversation we are having here today that shows, that in some respects, Hillsborough County and Tampa have yet fully to leave the darker heritage of their past behind", said Terence Wolfe, a Tampa resident.

One speaker said the desire to move the monuments is a "crazed obsession by radical leftists".

She added that when she walks by and sees the monument, "It tells me that black lives don't matter in Tampa, in this county and this state".

"It was common, you know, when the masons and the masonic lodges, when they would put corner stones in buildings, and when they would do that, they would they would always put in a time capsule".

But that won't ease the pain for Hillsborough community activist Gerald White.


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