Now it’s the University of Louisville’s turn to remove a Confederate statue

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UPDATE  Judge blocks Confederate monument's removal 5-2-16

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Saying the monument has no place in today's Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey announced Friday morning that the 121-year-old Confederate monument on the Belknap campus is being removed.

The two gathered at the monument's site across from the Speed Art Museum on Third Street, joined by several city and university officials, and U of L students.

“It’s always important to remember and respect our history, but it’s equally important to reflect on that history in proper context,” Fischer said. “This monument represents our history — a painful part of our nation’s history for many — and it’s best moved to a new location.”




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