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University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas takes down statues of Jefferson Davis, Woodrow Wilson

AUSTIN, Texas Statues of Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson were removed Sunday from the limestone pedestals at the University of Texas on which they have stood for 82 years. "This is an iconic moment. It really shows the power of student leadership," said Gregory Vincent, UT's vice president for diversity and community engagement, referring to a Student Government resolution that called for removing the statue of Davis, president of the Confederate States, from its prominent setting on the university's Main Mall. The Davis statue will be installed in 18 months or so in UT's Briscoe Center for American History after the center is renovated, while Wilson's will...