Florida Slavery Memorial

Florida Slavery Memorial Bill Heads To Gov. Scott

Feb 27, 2018
MGN Online

The Florida Senate passed a bill to create a slavery memorial on the state Capitol grounds. Sen. Darryl Rouson (D-St. Petersburg) says he’s glad to see the measure getting attention.

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When the 2018 lawmaking session begins in January, Florida lawmakers will again wrestle with who we honor and how we memorialize them.  One measure would establish a monument—another would remove one.


Democratic lawmakers are calling once again for a Florida slavery memorial after a previous attempt died at the hands of a powerful Republican committee chairman.