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BREAKING NEWS! Jacksonville City Council President calls for Confederate memorials to be moved off public property

August 14, 2017 in Hot Business Tips, In the news, Members Only by admin


Jacksonville City Council President calls for Confederate memorials to be moved off public property

The Confederate soldier statue atop Hemming Park’s Confederate memorial. (Times-Union, file)

The Confederate soldier statue atop Hemming Park’s Confederate memorial. (Times-Union, file)

Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche on Monday said she is preparing a plan to relocate all Confederate markers, monuments and memorials that are on public property.

In a written statement, Brosche said she has asked the city’s parks department to create an inventory of all Confederate monuments, memorials and markers on public property. Once that list is created, she said she will propose legislation to move them into museums and educational institutions “where they can be respectfully preserved and historically contextualized.”

“It is important to never forget the history of our great city; and, these monuments, memorials, and markers represent a time in our history that cause pain to so many,” Brosche said in her statement.

The following is Brosche’s full statement:

“Following the leads of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and most recently the Florida Senate who removed Confederate items from public places in Tallahassee, and in response to the horrific and unacceptable incidents that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, I am asking that the City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department and the Planning Department (Community Planning Division, Historic Preservation Section ) conduct an inventory of all Confederate monuments, memorials, and markers on public property.

In order to develop an appropriate plan of action to relocate Confederate monuments, memorials, and markers, it is important to know the full landscape of such a task. Upon completion of the inventory, I intend to propose legislation to move Confederate monuments, memorials, and markers from public property to museums and educational institutions where they can be respectfully preserved and historically contextualized.

It is important to never forget the history of our great city; and, these monuments, memorials, and markers represent a time in our history that caused pain to so many.”

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