UT Austin Removes Jefferson Davis Statue

August 31, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin on Sunday removed a statue of Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, from a prominent campus area. The statue's placement has been debated for years and the university originally planned the move for earlier this month, but held off when the Sons of Confederate Veterans tried to get an injunction to block the move. When that failed, the university went ahead. The statue will be relocated to a museum. Numerous people watched the scene and posted photos to social media, such as the image at right, of the cleaning of the pedestal where the statue of Davis used to stand.

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