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    Charlottesville drops Thomas Jefferson's birthday as holiday

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...ns-birthday-h/

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Charlottesville, Virginia, will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.

    The city council voted Monday night to scrap the decades-old April 13 holiday honoring the slave-holding president and Founding Father. Charlottesville will now mark Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, the day U.S. Army forces arrived in the city in 1865.

    Charlottesville has been grappling publicly for years with how to tell its history of race and discrimination. Those efforts intensified after white nationalists gathered in the city in 2017 for a rally that descended into deadly violence.

    The legacy of Jefferson, the nation’s third president, author of the Declaration of Independence and founder of the University of Virginia, has been a component of that ongoing debate.

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    Charlottesville should be ashamed of themselves. Not celebrating the birthday of a great man.
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    It’s not like Jefferson ever contributed much to Virginia or the US. They should rename the holiday Kaepernick Day. The greatest NFL quarterback of all time!
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    Well , really , Charlottesville does not deserve a day anyway . Not even sure if the deserve all 364 days in a year . Trump could penalize them and take a few days away from them , set an example . The year ends there on 12/23 through 2024, thats what I would do . Give 'em something to cry about .LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    It’s not like Jefferson ever contributed much to Virginia or the US. They should rename the holiday Kaepernick Day. The greatest NFL quarterback of all time!
    Don't give people ideas.
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    Are they serious? how stupid can they and privileged whites can be?!
    Charlottesville, Virginia, will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.
    Well at least they are still celebrating the slaves being freed by their great white hero. just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Well at least they are still celebrating the slaves being freed by their great white hero. just saying...
    Meanwhile African Americans claim and accuse whites of being racist yet they have their own racist TV channel. Which still runs.

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    They had Jefferson's birthday as a holiday? I think Alabama is about the only other place which celebrates it.
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    Time to find a new holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
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