Texas Lawmakers Consider Bill To End 'Confederate Heroes Day'

Susan Darwin
April 19, 2019 - 11:27 am
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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - State lawmakers in Austin are considering a bill to get rid of a Confederate holiday.  

"Confederate Heroes Day," is celebrated January 19th in Texas. It's a day set aside to celebrate Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee and other confederate heroes. But not everyone considers them  heroes.

Representative Jarvis Johnson of Houston filed the bill.

He says many people consider the holiday offensive and he argues keeping Confederate Heroes Day as a  state holiday will only create more division among Texans.