Reject Confederate Monuments in Lake County, FL.

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Lake County, a government-supported museum is forging ahead with plans to import an enormous bronze statue of a Confederate commander who was a stranger to the county.

If there was ever a time to reconsider this hateful idea it’s now. If there was ever a time for Lake County to finally atone for its racist past, it’s now. Let the state find another home for Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, maybe in some North Florida Civil War battlefield. 

The County Commission is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its vote last July to welcome the Confederate statue.

It’s being replaced at the U.S. Capitol by a sculpture of Mary McLeod Bethune and will have a new home at the nonprofit Lake County Historical Museum in Tavares.