Confederate Monument

Dedicated to Confederate soldiers from Leon County
State Capitol Complex
managed by the Department of Management Services

Date created: 1882

Location

Tallahassee, FL

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  1. As a long time resident of Leon County I do not consider this offensive monument to our dark past to be “public art.” i do not approve of drawing people’s attention to its existence or location. Maybe you should delete this webpage from your site. And hopefully the statue will be removed soon.

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    • Erasing history into oblivion is not the answer. Why not consider and celebrate the liberties we all share today? This monument honors the lives of those who perished in the battlefields. That is worthy of remembrance and respect.

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      • It belongs in a museum. Not on a property paid by tax payers for a government that’s suppose to represent all Americans. The confederacy rose its flags against the US and did not represent then ideals and morals we are suppose to adhere by today. No one wants it removed from history. This belongs in museums and such.

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        • Actually, it is part of a museum. It is permanent exhibit of the Florida Historic Capitol Museum. It is one of 16 items in the exterior grounds exhibit. The monument does not says Civil War, and does not specify Confederate. The exhibit also includes a Martin Luther King Memorial, a wounded veteran memorial and one to John Parkhill/Seminole war veteran. So it is entirely appropriate

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  2. This resource guide is a listing of the existing sculptures, murals, windows, monuments, and memorials in our community. Inclusion in this guide does not signify an endorsement from COCA nor imply stature.

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  3. Why is COCA supporting and promoting the retention of a monument that venerates and glorifies the actions of traitors against the United States? I agree that this is not “art.” It is a symbol of racism and the false notion of white supremacy. COCA is not a legitimate organization if it supports such divisive symbols. If this disgraceful object is part of a museum, then it should be inside for

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    • This resource guide is a listing of the existing sculptures, murals, windows, monuments, and memorials in our community. Inclusion in this guide does not signify an endorsement from COCA nor imply stature.

      COCA believes that public art provides an intersection between our history, our present, and our future; between disciplines; and between ideas. It heightens our awareness and encourages us to

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