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On today’s First Coast Connect 89.9, Melissa Ross and the Media Roundtable reviewed the current status of Confederate monuments in Duval County, You will remember that Mayor Lenny Curry removed the Confederate statue in Hemming Park in July. JaxLookout blogged about this on July 11 (https://jaxlookout.com/4782-2/)
Earlier this week, Ross interviewed Earl Johnson, Jr., founder of Take It Down. Take It Down is a national organization dedicated to removing Confederate monuments from public land. In the Ross interview, Johnson stated, “Now that Richmond has taken down its Confederate Avenue, Jacksonville continues to hold the world’s foremost collection of monuments, honorariums and namings of schools after the Confederacy.”
You can hear First Coast Connect’s entire interview with Earl Johnson, Jr., which comprises the first segment of the show, by clicking here: https://news.wjct.org/post/renaming-hemming-park-amazon-crime-justice-during-pandemic-free-tacos