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FILE - The Confederate soldier's monument overlooks the old county courthouse on the town square in Oxford, Miss., Feb. 23, 2019. The monument has been there since 1907. However, protests against racial injustice across the nation in the past three months have brought renewed debate about the display and or possible relocation of the Confederate monument. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Debate churns over rebel statue after board votes to keep it

Aug. 29, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Refusing to give up, some north Mississippi residents are still urging an all-white board of county officials to move a Confederate monument away from an old courthouse on the town square in Oxford. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted in July to keep the rebel soldier...

The Confederate statue located in the Circle at the University of Mississippi is lowered to the ground as part of the process to move it to the Confederate Soldiers Cemetery on campus in Oxford, Miss. Tuesday, July 14, 2020.  (AP Photo/Bruce Newman)

Relocated rebel statue causes athlete concerns at Ole Miss

Aug. 20, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has put up a barrier to partially obstruct a Confederate monument after football players said they didn't want to see the rebel soldier statue while they practice. The university moved the statue in mid-July from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a...