AP News: Charlottesville scraps Jefferson’s birthday as holiday

“I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?” – Pres. Donald Trump

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.

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