Only 1 Member Of Charlottesville City Council Voted Against Ending Thomas Jefferson Holiday

The Daily Caller | 7/3/2019 | Staff
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Just one member of the city council of Charlottesville, Virginia, voted against ending an official holiday honoring founding father Thomas Jefferson’s birthday Monday.

The city is home to the University of Virginia, a school that Jefferson founded.

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Instead, the council voted unanimously to celebrate Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3 to commemorate when U.S. Army forces freed slaves at the end of the Civil War, reported The Hill.

Kathy Galvin was the only council member who voted to continue honoring Jefferson on April 13. The vote tally was 4 to 1.

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“Doing away with Thomas Jefferson’s birthday doesn’t do away with the history,” Galvin said during a Monday council meeting according to CBS19 News. “That birthday is still here. What he has done in the past is there.”

The council’s vote comes as the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally remains seared on Charlottesville’s collective memory. White nationalists...
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