Dixie creed off the wall

NT News - - WORLD -

AUSTIN: A Con­fed­er­ate plaque in the Texas cap­i­tal that re­jects slav­ery as the un­der­ly­ing cause of the Civil War has been re­moved.

State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Eric John­son yes­ter­day tweeted a photo of the blank wall where the creed was once dis­played.

Mr John­son, a Dal­las Demo­crat, has long pushed the state to re­move the plaque, which was made by the Chil­dren of the Con­fed­er­acy and was first hung in 1959.

Texas Gover­nor Greg Ab­bott and other state lead­ers agreed to re­move the plaque on Fri­day.

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