Removing Hate or Forgetting History?
What do you guys think about the Controversial Confederate Flag?
As I turn on the TV to my local news, I am once again presented with the exasperating coverage of the removal of a Confederate statue from Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. This isn’t only happening in Orlando but the fight to remove Confederate statues is also happening in places like Memphis, New Orleans, and other places across the South.
The Orlando statue was given to the city of by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1917 and has remained by the lake since the mid-1930’s.
Florida has a past deeply rooted in Southern history. Being the third state to secede from the Union on January 10th, 1861. Florida had all of the characteristics of a typical Southern state until the mid-20th century when Walt Disney moved into Florida and the tourism industry began to boom.
Cherokee Confederate Soldiers pose for a picture towards the…
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