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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...

Bills, Ole Miss lineman "Gentle Ben" Williams, 65, dies

May. 18, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Robert Jerry “Ben” Williams Jr., former Buffalo Bills defensive end and the first African- American player to appear in a game at Mississippi, has died. He was 65. Ole Miss announced in a release that Williams died Monday from natural causes at a Jackson, Mississippi,...