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Hillsborough County Considering Removing Confederate Statue to New Location

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    Hillsborough County Considering Removing Confederate Statue to New Location
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    LOXAHATCHEE, FL - JULY 11: A Confederate flag is seen during a rally to show support for the American and Confederate flags on July 11, 2015 in Loxahatchee, Florida. Organizers of the rally said that after the Confederate flag was removed from South Carolinas State House it reinforced their need to show support for the Confederate flag which some feel is under attack. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Hillsborough County officials might have a location to move a Confederate monument.

    County Commissioner Victor Crist told the Tampa Bay Times that a private cemetery has tentatively agreed to take the 106-year-old marble monument, called Memoria en Aeterna, which is located outside the old county courthouse in Tampa.

    Commissioners voted 4-3 last month to keep the monument at its current location. Another vote will be held on Wednesday.

    If commissioners change course on the monument, Tampa will join New Orleans and Orlando as cities that have removed Confederate statues.

    Earlier this month, city commissioners in Hollywood, Florida, agreed to begin the process of changing the names of streets named after Confederate generals in the heart of an African-American neighborhood.

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