Multiple Confederate monuments were taken down overnight at University of Texas pic.twitter.com/olGdvktDZR
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University of Texas removed confederate statues of Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and John Reagan early Monday morning.
“Last week, the horrific displays of hatred at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville shocked and saddened the nation. These events make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism,” University president Gregory Fenves said in a memo to the University of Texas community Sunday.
This removal is the latest in a string of universities and cities around the country that have attempted to stop the glorification of a dark time in American history. Baltimore removed confederate statues last week and Duke University removed a Lee Statue from its campus on Saturday.