Univer­sity re­moves dam­aged Lee statue

The Progress-Index Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

Duke Univer­sity re­moved a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Satur­day after it was van­dal­ized amid a na­tional de­bate about mon­u­ments to the Con­fed­er­acy. The univer­sity said it re­moved the carved lime­stone like­ness be­fore dawn from the en­try­way to Duke Chapel, where it stood among 10 his­tor­i­cal fig­ures. Of­fi­cials dis­cov­ered early Thurs­day that the statue’s face had been gouged and scarred and that part of the nose is miss­ing. Another statue of Lee, the top Con­fed­er­ate gen­eral during the Civil War, was the fo­cus of the vi­o­lent protest in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia, that turned deadly a week ago.

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