"We know history. We were raised on our history. I went to an all-black school, and was taught their history. They didn't want us to learn black history and they still don't," said Mary Carey, speaking against Lee-Jackson Day.
Councilors are considering moving the paid city holiday to Veteran's Day, among others.
Charlottesville City Council will vote on the issue at its next meeting.
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