Florida law includes Confederate holidays. That could change

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Most Floridians don’t know it, but three dates commemorating the Confederacy are among the state’s list of legal holidays. State Rep. Mike Grieco, D-Miami Beach, has filed a bill that would remove the birthdays of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, along with Confederate Memorial Day, from that list. The legislation comes as a national movement calls attention to systemic racism and the legacy of slavery. “It seems only appropriate that Florida participate in the modern shifting views of the Confederacy and what it stood for,” Grie…

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