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St. Pete looks to replace racist mural 50-years gone with culturally significant art

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The city of St. Pete is budgeting $10,000 for a mural that would cover the long blank wall on the left landing of the main stairs in City Hall. The wall was once shrouded in a racist mural created in the 1940’s after City Hall was erected in 1939 using New Deal funds. In an act of civil disobedience, a young African-American activist named Joe Waller tore the mural down in 1966 after the city refused multiple attempts to remove…

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Secrets of the Sea Aquarium could be coming to St. Pete Port next Spring

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St. Pete City Council voted unanimously in support of a new aquarium exhibit at the St. Pete Port. The group gave a presentation during council’s meeting Thursday laying out plans for the aquarium that will be named Secrets of the Sea. It will feature 11 exhibits that are already funded and some completed. There will also be films shown in a 3D theater. Kids can get up close and personal with sea life in an interactive touch tank and visitors…

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