New Statue honoring Confederate-era leader going on public display in SC county

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(Post & Courier) FLORENCE — Amid a nationwide trend of removing monuments honoring people with ties to the Confederacy, a South Carolina county council wants to put one on display.

Florence County leaders voted 5-4 along mostly partisan lines on July 21 to display a statue of William W. Harllee, the lieutenant governor when South Carolina seceded ahead of the Civil War, on grounds of the county museum…
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