Confederate Statues

Lawsuit Alleges Dallas Violated Law Protecting Historic Confederate Monuments

The Dallas City Council was expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution that called for demolishing one Confederate monument and auctioning off another. Instead, they postponed making major decisions, voting 9-6 to review more options for a Confederate War Memorial. Then, they voted 10-5, without discussion, not to sell a statue of General Robert E. Lee but did not indicate what the city would do with it either.

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Dallas City Council Resolution Calls for ‘Demolition’ of Confederate War Memorial

The Dallas City Council will introduce a resolution next week that may well seal the fates of its Confederate monuments. It calls for the “demolition and removal” of a 122-year-old historical Confederate War Memorial. It also seeks to auction off the bronze equestrian statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, shuttered in a hangar since city officials removed it in September.

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Texans Protest Dallas’ Removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee Statue

Around 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Dallas at Lee Park to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and an unknown soldier. Peaceful protesters stood in the blistering 90-plus degree heat while facing the barren pedestal where Lee’s bronze, 14-foot tall, six-ton equestrian likeness stood from 1936 until Thursday. Dallas officials sent in city work crews to warehouse the statue.

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UT Austin Hosts Public Forum on Confederate Statues

After multiple acts of vandalism and contentious Twitter campaigns, The University of Texas at Austin held a public forum last week to receive public input on the campus confederate statues and continues to close in on a decision regarding the statues’ future.

Jefferson Davis Statue at UT