TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s a story that is becoming more and more common.
Debate over whether to move a Confederate memorial is coming to another Southern U.S. city, this one in Florida.
The Hillsborough County Commission is scheduled to discuss Wednesday morning a statue that was first erected in Tampa in 1911 in front of a courthouse.
Commissioner Les Miller has called for its removal.
Advocates of Southern heritage say removing these symbols is a disservice to the dozens of men who fought in the Civil War.
Orlando city workers on Tuesday started moving a Confederate statue called “Johnny Reb” from a park in the heart of downtown to a nearby cemetery, following renewed public outcry that it is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.
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