(Breitbart) The University of Texas in Austin has announced the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will move from its current location on the South Mall to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The history center is located at nearly the opposite end of the campus across the street from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.
The statue of the first president of the Confederate States of America, the nation which governed over Texas from 1861-1865, will be moved to an indoor location and in a location that will be more within its historical context. The other for statues with Confederate connections will remain in their current locations, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.
"James Stephen Hogg, Albert Sidney Johnston, and John Reagan had deep ties to Texas," UT President Gregory Fenves wrote in a letter addressed to the UT community. "Robert E. Lee’s complicated legacy to Texas and the nation should not be reduced to his role in the Civil War."
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