Jefferson Davis Statue Returns to University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- The fourth (and final?) home of the Jefferson Davis statue that spent 82 years in a University of Texas place of honor is an exhibit that centers more on the controversial statue than the Confederate statesman it depicts.Standing 8 feet, 6 inches and freshly restored and unwrapped, the Davis statue now is at the Briscoe Center for American History (itself freshly restored and soon-to-be unwrapped) in an exhibit titled, "From Commemoration to Education."As you recall, the statue was removed from UT's South Mall Aug. 30, 2015, after the latest round of protests about it. UT President Gregory Fenves decided the Briscoe Center would be a more appropriate place.  Continue reading...

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