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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The State of Florida is making a change on a subject that has been a hot topic of late.

Florida’s governor has ordered a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol to be removed and replaced with one of an African-American woman.

Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 472) making that step official Monday.

The bill removes a statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith and replaces it with a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune.

She founded a school that would eventually become historically black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Bethune’s statue would be the first African-American woman in Statuary Hall.

Congress allows each state two statues in Statuary Hall.

Florida’s other one is of John Gorrie, whose inventions led to modern-day air conditioning.

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