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University removes Rebel statues

Texas campus’s president orders figures to history museum

By JIM VERTUNO The Associated Press

This article was published August 22, 2017 at 2:45 a.m.

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A pedestal is wrapped in plastic that had held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee which was removed from the University of Texas campus early Monday in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas quickly removed statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures overnight from the main area of the Austin campus early Monday, just hours after the school's president ordered they be taken down.

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23cal says... August 22, 2017 at 7:06 a.m.

"Fenves said the statues would be moved to the Briscoe Center for American History on campus. ( a history museum.)
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Perfect solution. Should (it won't) satisfy everybody.
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If your real goal is "preserving history" or "not erasing" history. This will accomplish it. The statues and "history" are in fact preserved-----in a museum. If you have enough empathy and compassion to grasp that these statues of traitors fighting for the cause of slavery* (*code word: "states rights", Tm) don't belong on state grounds looking down on citizens whose forbears were kidnapped and sold into slavery and whose children were then kept and sold as slaves then this is a solution which satisfies that concern, also.
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It's a win-win solution. One side just can't stand that.

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