Friday, August 18, 2017

Confederate plaques removed from Daytona Beach park

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM

click to enlarge PHOTOS BY MARK DAVISON
  • Photos by Mark Davison
Three plaques commemorating Confederate soldiers were quietly removed this morning from Riverfront Park in downtown Daytona Beach.

The plaques were removed just days after Daytona Mayor Derrick Henry, the second black mayor in the city's history, told the Daytona News-Journal that Confederate memorials should be removed from city property.

"I don’t see them as having any positive place in the future of our city,” said Henry to the paper. "I don’t think they need to have a prominent place in public life if it is in homage to the Confederacy."

The three plaques, which recognized Confederate soldiers buried in Volusia County, will be cleaned and donated to a local historical society.

With the removal of these plaques Daytona beach-goers must now resort to honoring racists through the plethora of Confederate boogie boards, beach towels, swim trunks and truck nuts that can be found at nearly every tourist area gift shop. 
click to enlarge PHOTOS BY MARK DAVISON
  • Photos by Mark Davison

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