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'Johnny Reb' Confederate statue has new home in Florida

6 years 3 days 19 hours ago Wednesday, December 06 2017 Dec 6, 2017 December 06, 2017 3:06 PM December 06, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: WKMG
ORLANDO, Fla. - A Confederate statue removed from the downtown park of a major Florida city now has a new home.
WFTV-TV reported Wednesday that the statue nicknamed "Johnny Reb" now stands in Orlando's Greenwood Cemetery.
The 106-year-old memorial was removed in July after public complaints that the monument is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.
The Greenwood Cemetery already has a section set aside for Confederate soldiers.
When the statue was moved, workers discovered a time capsule at its base that contained a Confederate flag and Confederate States of America dollar bills, among other items.

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