While most people were focusing on getting their power restored and cleaning up debris after Hurricane Irma barreled through the region, a maintenance crew hired by Hillsborough County physically removed the controversial 106-year-old Confederate monument that stood in front of the county courthouse annex since 1953.
A group hoping to stop Hillsborough County from moving a Confederate monument from Tampa to a Brandon cemetery is attempting to prove legal standing in a challenge to the statue’s removal. Save Southern Heritage, Veterans’ Monument of America and five other individuals filed a 45-page memorandum Monday to Hillsborough Circuit Judge Rex Barbas.
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.
A South Florida senator Thursday proposed a bill that would eliminate Confederate Memorial Day from a list of legal holidays included in state law.
On Saturday morning, supporters of the Confederate monument in Tampa that is now slated to be moved to a cemetery in Brandon held a vigil to mourn its removal.
By directly criticizing Donald Trump’s statements regarding Confederate symbols and monuments, Rick Kriseman is able to indirectly criticize Rick Baker for not calling out the president. “By defending symbols of hate and hate groups and referring to white supremacists as “fine people,” Donald Trump has moved the presidency into uncharted territory and has lost the moral authority to govern our nation,” the St. Petersburg mayor declared on Thursday. Kriseman is locked in an intense campaign versus Baker, who has led in the polls throughout…
The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state’s Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation’s struggle over race.