Joe Negron

In Florida, who's in charge of this Confederate monument?

Who's responsible for the 135-year-old Confederate monument in front of Florida's Old Capitol? It depends on who you ask.

Amid a national debate over Confederate statues and memorials, state officials are in a disagreement over who is charge of the memorial to local Confederate soldiers that was placed on the Capitol grounds in 1882.

In the aftermath of events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Democrats in Florida, including the black mayor of Tallahassee, have called for the removal of Confederate monuments, including the one in downtown Tallahassee. The monument says at its base that it was built to commemorate the "heroic patriotism of the men of Leon County who perished...

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