Florida Slavery Memorial Florida Slavery Memorial Bill Heads To Gov. Scott By Davondra Alston • 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. Florida Lawmakers Advance Memorial Measures By Nick Evans • Dec 8, 2017 DXR via wikimedia commons 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. Democrats Try Again For Slavery Memorial By Jim Ash • Sep 26, 2017 WFSU 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.