Statue of Broward's namesake will be removed from courthouse | Miami Herald

miamiherald | 9/29/2017 | Staff
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A statue of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the namesake of the county, will soon be removed from the courthouse after a lawyers group raised concerns that he had been a racist, Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief said Tuesday.

“This is just a piece of artwork and has nothing to do with the commission,” Sharief told the Herald Tuesday. “Complaints came in and subsequently the statue will be removed.”

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The statue’s fate came into question after the courthouse news and gossip blog, JAABlog, published documents including a speech in which Broward called for African Americans to be relocated to a separate nation, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The issue comes as the nation now grapples with similar questions about removing symbols that commemorate people who advocated slavery. In August, Hollywood commissioners decided to change the name of three streets named after confederate generals following protests and complaints.

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Defense lawyer Bill Gelin, who runs JAABlog , told the Sentinel that the decision to remove...
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