Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kentucky Treason in Defense of Slavery Monument to be Removed

Jefferson Davis remains in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, but one tribute to Treason in Defense of Slavery in Louisville is headed for the trash heap where it belongs.

From the AP:

A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.

The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.

"It's time for us to move this monument to a more appropriate place," Ramsey said while standing in front of the stone memorial, which sits next to the university's gleaming Speed Art museum that just completed a $60 million renovation.
The only appropriate place in in the city dump.

UPDATE: The AP has corrected the story to state that the monument is capped with a statue of a confederate soldier, not Jeff Davis. Point remains.

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