One of the Jacksonville residents strenuously opposing the cancel culture’s efforts to rename government schools and other local places, posted this in Facebook:
“THIS IS OUR HISTORY, LIVE WITH IT
History lesson of Jacksonville, Florida:
Washington, Monroe, Jefferson – slave owners
Forsyth – named after John Forsyth, governor of Ga. owned slaves
Ocean – named after Isiah Hart’s son, Ossian, slave owner
Newnan – Daniel Newnan, slave owner
Buckman Bridge – Henry Holland Buckman -“Buckman Act” which segregated higher education by race and gender.
Phillips Highway – named after Albert Gallatin Phillips, family owned slaves.
Hendricks Avenue – Issac Hendricks, family owned slaves
Bowden Road – family owned slaves
Kernan Blvd – John A. Kernan, served in Confederacy
Lem Turner Road – private in Confederacy
Butler Blvd – Confederate General Abraham Butler
Micklers Landing – Antonio and Jacob Mickler, served in Confederacy
Forest Street – Nathan Bedford Forest
City of Baldwin – Dr. Abel Seymour Baldwin, served in Confederacy
Duval County – William Pope Duval, owned more than 100 slaves, defended slavery and state’s rights.
Jacksonville – Andrew Jackson”
The post appeared on the Moms for Liberty facebook page, (formerly Save Our Schools) a grassroots organization that has quickly grown to large numbers out of concerns about the left-wing practices in local government schools.
The person who posted the history lesson was Seber Newsome. He has appeared at public hearings to protest the proposed name changes for nine local schools.
Dozens, if not hundreds, also have appeared and some have complained that more proponents than opponents have been allowed to speak at the hearings.
The name changes are going to be subject to a vote, and some people will be allowed multiple votes. However, it won’t matter. The liberal School Board will decide in the end.
But Newsome’s post makes an important and valid point.
Once the name changing and revision of history begins, there is no end.