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The battle to determine the future of Confederate monuments in Florida rages on. The fight for change has moved from protests and rallies to include a new platform: Florida state legislation.

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Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche wants to establish a task force on local Civil Rights history and she’s seeking a vote at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

Proposal To Create Slavery Memorial Gets Boost In Florida Senate

Dec 5, 2017
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A bill that would lead to the creation of a slavery memorial at the Florida Capitol began moving Tuesday in the state Senate.  

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A new University of North Florida poll released Thursday morning shows the majority of registered voters oppose removing Confederate statues in Jacksonville.


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Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche said she wants to make sure she has complete information before possibly introducing a bill to move Confederate monuments and markers from public spaces to museums.

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Congressman John Rutherford, R-FL4, said Thursday that cities grappling with whether to remove Confederate monuments should put the question to the ballot. He spoke to WJCT at an unrelated event in St. Augustine.

VIDEO: Exploring NE Florida's Camp Milton Historic Preserve

Apr 3, 2017
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WJCT presents a collaboration between the University of North Florida's Environmental Center and Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast, produced by Sean Lahav, a project leader in the environmental leadership program.

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The Jacksonville City Council Neighborhoods Committee voted Monday to recommend the full council withdraw a bill to designate Hemming Park’s confederate monument a historical landmark.

Council president Lori Boyer called for the withdrawal, but said she wants to bring back a more thought-out plan for preserving the park’s history.


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The Jacksonville Historical Preservation Commission will hear from the public Wednesday about whether Hemming Park should become designated a historical landmark.

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In Hemming Park on Wednesday, some people were playing chess while others in suits walked to and from City Hall. Meanwhile, 62 feet above them, a bronze Confederate soldier stood atop a fountain. The monument is one of the few pieces of Jacksonville that survived the Great Fire of 1901.


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Veterans Day in Jacksonville means a parade downtown with hundreds of people who have served their country.

A few Jacksonville veterans shined a light back to early days of America's military history.

Before Tuesday's parade participants gathered outside of the Jaguars' stadium. A medium-sized gray boat was sitting on wheels. Thomas Suneson with the St. Johns Merchant Marine veterans chapter says it's a merchant marine life boat.