‘Racist’ Statue of Broward County’s Namesake to Be Removed from Courthouse

(The statue of the namesake of Broward County Florida is to be removed. He was responsible for much of the progress made in Florida and with great foresight, sought a separate homeland for Blacks which would help keep black and white cultures intact and enable black self-rule) AltRightTV News

Larry Barszewski and Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel

Segregationist Napoleon Bonaparte Broward — the man Broward County is named after — is no longer welcome in the county courthouse.



Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was governor from 1905 to 1908 and is best remembered for the draining of the Everglades, which helped spur development in South Florida. He also was a segregationist whose comments from a century ago have drawn new scrutiny.

A document that Broward wrote during his term in office called on Congress “to purchase territory, either domestic or foreign, and provide means to purchase the property of the negroes at a reasonable price and to transport them to the territory purchased by the United States.”

The proposal for a new black nation didn’t seem altruistic. Broward said whites wouldn’t live in the new nation, and blacks wouldn’t return to live in the United States. “The white people have no time to make excuses for the shortcomings of the negro,” he said.

That kind of thinking is enough for the county to take action, Sharief said, responding to people who were offended by the statue’s prominence in the courthouse.

But those critics never said the county’s name was an issue, and Sharief said she’s not looking to make it one.