Racist comments prompt removal of Broward statue

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A statue of Broward County’s namesake is set to be removed due to the former leader’s past as a segregationist.

Former governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward’s statue will be taken out of the county courthouse.

The segregationist was the governor of Florida over a century ago.

County Mayor Barbara Sharief said the decision was made after racist comments made by the former governor came to light.

The statue will be placed in storage.

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