Ole Miss finds Con­fed­er­ate statue a new spot

Merced Sun-Star - - News -

A Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ment that’s been a di­vi­sive sym­bol at the Univer­sity of Mis­sis­sippi was re­moved Tues­day from a prom­i­nent spot on the Ox­ford cam­pus.

The mar­ble statue of a salut­ing Con­fed­er­ate sol­dier will be taken to a Civil War ceme­tery in a se­cluded area of cam­pus – still not the ideal lo­ca­tion, as far as the stu­dents and fac­ulty who pushed the univer­sity for years to move the statue are con­cerned.

The new site will fea­ture a lighted path­way to the sol­dier and may add head­stones to other Con­fed­er­ate sol­diers’ graves that have been un­marked for decades.

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