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Ole Miss leader sorry for handling of Confederate statue

Jul. 17, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi chancellor apologized Friday for how he handled the relocation of a Confederate monument that has been a divisive symbol on the Oxford campus, including plans that critics said could create a shrine to Old South. Workers moved the monument Tuesday from a...

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, center, and House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, listen as Reuben Anderson, chairman of the board of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, speaks about the retired Mississippi state flag during its retirement ceremony at Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Some chosen to design Mississippi flag without rebel symbol

Jul. 15, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A mayor, a former state Supreme Court justice and a community college president are among the people chosen to design a new Mississippi flag to replace one state officials recently retired because it included the Confederate battle emblem that's widely condemned as racist. A...

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. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

Ole Miss moves Confederate statue from prominent campus spot

Jul. 14, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument that’s long been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi was removed Tuesday from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus, just two weeks after Mississippi surrendered the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem. The marble...

Mississippi board votes 'no' on moving Confederate monument

Jul. 8, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn't fix racial tensions. In a 5-0 vote, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to relocate the Confederate statue, which stands in...

A tarp covers part of a Confederate monument Monday, June 1, 2020, on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Miss. The monument, vandalized Saturday evening, is surrounded by barricades. (Nick Suss/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Confederate monument at Ole Miss to be moved to cemetery

Jun. 18, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument that's been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi will be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a secluded Civil War cemetery. The state College Board on Thursday approved a plan to move the monument, but did not say when it might...