confederate holidays

Florida Channel

Will a descendant of a Confederate soldier be willing to agenda a controversial bill that’s next heading to his Florida Senate committee? The measure would get rid of certain holidays on the Florida books, which includes Confederate Memorial Day.

Rep. Shevrin Jones (D-West Park) is one of a handful of state lawmakers pushing to change confederate commemorations like street names in Hollywood, FL.
Meredith Geddings via Florida House Website

The Hollywood city commission has approved a plan to rename three streets named after confederate generals.  It’s part of a broader effort reassessing the state’s relationship with its history.

Nick Evans

Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation) wants to roll back Florida’s confederate holiday observances.