Liberals Quietly Tear Thomas Jefferson's Legacy to Shreds
The Daily News reports:
Charlottesville, Virginia, is replacing a holiday celebrating Thomas Jefferson with one to celebrate the emancipation of slaves.
The city council voted 4-1 to eliminate April 13, the third president’s birthday, as a paid holiday and will instead establish March 3, the day Union troops entered Charlottesville and began the end of the Civil War, as Liberation and Freedom Day, according to the Daily Progress.
Mayor Nikuyah Walker initially proposed the idea, which the Daily Progress said stems from Jefferson’s slave-holding days, as well as the children he allegedly fathered with slave Sally Hemings.
The lone no vote, Councilor Kathy Galvin said that erasing the holiday would not “do away with the history.”
The decision comes after the San Francisco Board of Education decided to whitewash an 80-year-old mural of George Washington, literally.