Scrape the Plaque? Battle Lines Drawn Over Future of Confederate Marker at Texas Capitol

AUSTIN — Outside Rep. Eric Johnson’s office in the state Capitol is a plaque that claims secession was not an act of rebellion and the Civil War was not fought to sustain slavery.It was installed in 1959, when his parents were growing up in the West Dallas housing projects.“My grandparents were raising their family,” said Johnson, D-Dallas. “Their own state government, whom they paid taxes to, like everybody else, was celebrating those who 100 years before were willing to take up arms to keep us slaves.”  Continue reading...

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