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Tell five Southern states to stop honoring Confederate heroes with official holidays

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi all celebrate holidays named for either Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, or Robert E. Lee, commander of its army.

Although the Confederate flag is being taken down from public institutions across the Deep South in the wake of the Charleston church massacre, five states continue to celebrate the Confederacy by honoring two of its leading heroes with official holidays.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi all celebrate holidays named for either Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, or Robert E. Lee, commander of its army.

It’s time to stop.

We should honor those who represent American ideals, not those who led the fight to preserve slavery.

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