"Confederate Heritage" Specialty Tag Stirs Residents

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

A Florida lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would create a "Confederate Heritage" license plate. Representative Don Brown says the bill has nothing to do with race and points out that he recognized another bill to rename part of a highway after civil rights leader Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

Jonathan Pacha, a Tallahassee resident said, "If that's what us southern people choose to use as our heritage, like a symbol of our heritage, I mean, go ahead, that's who we are."

Alma Gonzalez, another Tallahassee resident said, "I think that people ought to celebrate their heritage and they certainly ought to celebrate their background and what they came from and their history. Unfortunately, there are ways we can do it that are less divisive."

The "Confederate Heritage" tag proceeds would go to educational programs run by Sons of Confederate Veterans, graveyard maintenance and museum exhibits.

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