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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

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With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color.

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Lawmaker proposes eliminating Confederate holiday

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A South Florida senator Thursday proposed a bill that would eliminate Confederate Memorial Day from a list of legal holidays included in state law.

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Starbucks chairman questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

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Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question.

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Martin Dyckman: Memory of FSU professor’s enduring lesson on free speech, tolerance

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An enduring lesson on what freedom of speech should mean to a college campus was taught more than a half-century ago by one of my favorite professors at Florida State University, Lewis M. Killian. I hadn’t taken his class or even met him at the time but something I had written was a hot discussion topic that day. It was a letter in the student newspaper, the Florida Flambeau, mocking the Kappa Alpha fraternity for wearing Confederate uniforms and waving…

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Florida House panel OKs bill to remove Confederate statue

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Florida may replace the statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol. A Florida House panel on Wednesday endorsed a bill calling for removal of the bronze statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith from the Capitol where every state is allowed to have two statues. The bill sponsored by Miami Republican Rep. Jose Felix Diaz would start the process of selecting a sculptor and the name of a prominent Floridian citizen to replace Smith. The Florida Legislature would have…

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Stacy White wants Hillsborough voters to decide whether to keep flag out of County Center

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In an event captured live on all of the cable news networks Friday morning, South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag from outside its State House, where it had flow for more than 50 years. The flag had long been a subject of public protests and disagreements in South Carolina, but it took the savage killing of nine black people at a church last month to inspire Gov. Nikki Haley and the South Carolina Legislature to support the removal of…

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