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Tampa Bay History Center says it won’t house Confederate statue

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If Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller ultimately proves successful in persuading his fellow board members to remove a Confederate statue from the front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse later this month, the monument will not be housed at the Tampa Bay History Center. “The history center will not be accepting the monument,” museum spokesman Manny Leto said Friday afternoon, claiming a lack of space for the structure. Miller says the Confederate Soldier’s Monument which sits in front of the courthouse is divisive, and it’s time to have…

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