Now it’s the University of Louisville’s turn to remove a Confederate statueBreaking News
tags: Confederate flag, Confederate Memorials
UPDATE Judge blocks Confederate monument's removal 5-2-16
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.”
comments powered by Disqus
- The New York Times journalist who secretly led the charge against liberal media bias
- A history lesson: Do tax cuts pay for themselves?
- Trump is being sued to stop him from shrinking Bears Ears national monument by 85 percent. Who will win?
- As colleges investigate slavery ties, George Washington University joins in
- Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
- The Penn TA who said she calls on black women first won’t be teaching next semester
- Black South African scholars urged to correct white historians’ distortion
- At Columbia, Three Women, 30 Years and a Pattern of Harassment
- Pakistani Historian Mobarak Haidar says Muslims “have no religious basis to rule Jerusalem”
- AHA Announces Last-Minute Sessions Timed to News Events