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The Washington Time Article: COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – A state board in Mississippi has unanimously approved a permit for a Confederate monument to be moved from a county courthouse to a cemetery.

The Department of Archives and History board acted Friday on the request from Lowndes County, nearly four months after the county’s supervisors voted to move the statue, the Commercial Dispatch reported. The supervisors’ vote happened as protests against racial injustice were happening across the U.S., and people who picketed outside the Lowndes County Courthouse said the statue of a Confederate soldier glorified slavery.

County engineer Bob Calvert has been working with Archives and History officials to develop a plan for moving the monument that was erected outside the courthouse in 1912.

“My thought is that we should move it as quickly as we can,” Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Trip Hairston said after the state board’s Friday vote.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says about 780 Confederate monuments and statues stand on public property in the United States, and at least 50 of those are in Mississippi. Many of the monuments were put up in the early 20th Century, as groups such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy pushed a “Lost Cause” narrative that minimized slavery as a central cause of the Civil War.

A Mississippi law enacted in 2004 says no war monument may be “relocated, removed, disturbed, altered, renamed or rededicated.” But the law also says: “The governing body may move the memorial to a more suitable location if it is determined that the location is more appropriate to displaying the monument.”
Supervisors in at least three other Mississippi counties – Washington, Bolivar and Leflore – have voted to move Confederate statues away from courthouses.

 

Gregory Newson

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