Statues of Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson were removed from the campus of the University of Texas at Austin Saturday after a local Confederate heritage group failed to block the move at the state Supreme Court.

Announcing the plan earlier this month, University President Greg Fenves stated that the statue of Davis, a leader in the Confederacy, would be removed from UT’s Main Mall because “

The Davis statue, which has stood at the University since 1993, will reportedly be placed in the UT Briscoe Center for American History at a later date.

Following the tragic shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina last June, a nationwide campaign has begun to remove statues and other historical items deemed “racist.”

Just last month, a resolution to dig up Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s remains from a public park was passed by the Memphis, Tenn., City Council.





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