(JUST THE NEWS) – Washington National Cathedral announced Thursday that it would be replacing a set of stained glass windows with new designs featuring themes of racial justice.
According to Reuters, the new windows will replace a set with Confederate-themed imagery that were removed in 2017.
The cathedral said in a statement that the four windows will tell "a new and more complete" story of the nation's racial history. There will also be a poem by Elizabeth Alexander inscribed in stone tablets alongside the windows. Alexander’s poem will cover up older inscriptions that venerated the lives of Confederate soldiers.
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