NAACP Florida Wants Confederate Symbols Swept From Local Government

Jul 9, 2015

Florida civil rights activists are planning a statewide campaign to rid government buildings of Confederate symbols. NAACP Tallahassee branch president Dale Landry says organizers have been monitoring clashes over displaying the Civil War banner in the Panhandle and rural parts of the state.

Florida NAACP leaders are planning a statewide sweep of government facilities to rid them of Confederate symbols.

“We’re putting the committees together as we speak. We’re ready to do it in the street and then we’re ready to do it in the courtroom. It makes no difference. It’s on.”

The debate has heated up nationwide since a church shooting last month in South Carolina led the legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol.