Amended complaint filed to remove Confederate monuments; 'The U.S. and the Holocaust'; Hispanic Heritage Month; local sports
A new amended complaint has been filed in federal court seeking the removal of dozens of monuments to the Confederacy across North and Central Florida — 10 of which are in Duval County.
The lawsuit, which names Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, claims that keeping the monuments up at taxpayer expense is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 13th Amendment, the 14th Amendment due process clause and more.
Guest: Earl Johnson Jr., community activist.
'The U.S. and the Holocaust'
Americans consider themselves a “nation of immigrants,” but as the catastrophe of the Holocaust unfolded in Europe, the United States proved unwilling to open its doors to more than a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of desperate people seeking refuge.
This story is being told on PBS Television this week in a new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. "The U.S. and the Holocaust" is a three-part, six-hour series that examines America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 20th century. Part Two airs tomorrow on JAX PBS.
It screens just as a new report documents the rise of extremism and anti-Semitism in Florida and as the national debate over immigration intensifies.
At the same time, a new documentary from Stacey Goldring examines the effect of the Holocaust on the second generation of survivors.
Guest: Stacey Goldring, producer.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is underway, and the city is celebrating with events around town.
Guest: Monica Hernandez, president, First Coast Hispanic Chamber.
WJCT Sports Analyst Josh Torres joined us with his analysis of the Jags’ first win of the season against the Indianapolis Colts.
Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT sports analyst.