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Florida State students protest to take down statue of slave-owner

by Zachary Schultz |
7/05/20
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Students demand removal of the statue of slaveholder Francis Eppes. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Tallahassee, FL - On July 4, over 70 students protested in front of the Westcott administration building at Florida State University to demand the removal of the statue of Francis Eppes, a large Leon County slave-owner who had funded the Confederacy. The protest was called by Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who also issued demands for the removal of Eppes from the criminology building and segregationist Doak Campbell from the stadium.

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