BRANDON, FL – So far, it hasn’t raised a ruckus. And that suits Hillsborough County commissioners just fine.
With little fanfare, the county relocated the controversial Tampa Confederate monument from the front of the old Hillsborough County Courthouse at 419 Pierce St. in downtown Tampa to the small, relatively unknown Brandon Family Cemetery on Brandon Boulevard and Pinewood Avenue.
The statue’s relocation came after a much-publicized debate between Confederate historians who argued that Florida’s involvement in the Civil War should not be overlooked and residents who protested that the monument was racist because it glorified soldiers who fought to retain slavery.
Last summer, the (Gutless) Hillsborough County Commission voted to keep the 106-year-old statue but move it to a more discreet (hidden) location…