Tampa Bay Sports Teams Raise $ To Remove Confederate Statue

It looks like more memories of Florida's past will be removed.

Tampa Bay's sports teams - the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays - have issued a joint statement saying a controversial Confederate statue in front of the old Hillsborough County Courthouse "does not reflect the values of the community."  


Members donated money toward its removal. 

In fact, the $140,000 needed was raised in about 24 hours.  Click here to see the gofundme.com campaign.

The county commission gave them 30-days to reach the goal.

A wall was installed around the memorial last night.


The statue will be moved to a Brandon cemetery. 

In Daytona Beach, the city will be removing a small marker from Riverfront Park downtown and turning it over to the Halifax Historical Museum.  

That action comes even though there have been no complaints and no reports of vandalism.

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