Texas to re­move Con­fed­er­ate plaque

The Maui News - - AUTO -

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Ab­bott agreed Fri­day to re­move a plaque in the state Capi­tol that re­jects slavery as the un­der­ly­ing cause of the Civil War, bend­ing af­ter years of re­sis­tance by state Repub­li­can lead­ers in the face of Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ments fall­ing na­tion­wide.

A unan­i­mous vote by the State Preser­va­tion Board, which Ab­bott chairs, or­dered the re­moval of the 60-year-old plaque that pledges to teach “the truths of his­tory,” adding that “one of the most im­por­tant of which is that the war be­tween the states was not a re­bel­lion, nor was its un­der­ly­ing cause to sus­tain slavery.”

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