"It's time we admitted the historical truth and got past this. You can't honor the Confederacy and expect to have unity in this country," he added.
Debate over Confederate names includes Fort Hood in Texas →
"In every round of redistricting since the Voting Rights Act was adopted in 1965, Texas has been found guilty of discrimination against racial or ethnic minorities," said Mr. Bledsoe.
Federal court orders Texas to redraw its congressional district lines →