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  • UT to Explore Fate of Statues that Honor Confederacy

    12/29/2006 8:22:58 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 27 replies · 1,349+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/27/06 | AP
    Houston & Texas News Dec. 27, 2006, 10:53PM UT to explore fate of statues that honor the Confederacy AUSTIN — University of Texas President William Powers Jr. said he plans to form an advisory committee to study whether something should be done about the numerous campus statues honoring the Confederacy. The statues have in recent history become a topic of debate among students, professors and administrators. They include four bronze figures on the South Mall honoring Confederate leaders such as Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States, and Gen. Robert E. Lee. Powers said he plans to appoint a committee...