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Would You Sign Petition to Rename Broward County?

While the country continues to destroy and remove objectionable history, Broward County is now in the cross hairs. A change.org petition has gained nearly 1,200 signatures, as of Tuesday morning, since it was posted one week ago. The petition’s organizers are hoping to gather at least 1,500 signatures. Broward County is named after former Florida Gov. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who served from 1905 to 1908. He is best remembered for draining and developing portions of the Everglades. With the national focus on eliminating racism, a roster of petition signers cited Gov. Broward was an avowed racist segregationist.

That was the same reason why in 2017 local leaders removed a monument of him inside the Broward County Courthouse.

The statue of the former Florida governor and Broward County namesake Napoleon Bonaparte Broward removed after concerns were raised about his segregationist views in 2017 Courtesy YouTube
The removal was about the same time Hollywood renamed three streets named after Confederate generals.