Kentucky to remove controversial Confederate monument from University of Louisville after 120 years… (PC Gone Mad!!)

Sunday, May 1, 2016
By Paul Martin

The stone monument, honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War, has stood near the University of Louisville since 1895
University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced it would be relocated to ‘a more appropriate place’
Fischer said the ‘stain of slavery & racism that this monument represents… has no place in a compassionate, forward leaning city’
The giant 70ft monument features Confederate soldiers made of bronze
It was gifted by the Kentucky Woman’s Monument Association in 1895
Campaigners who compared statue to ‘flying the Confederate flag over the university’ have welcomed the move

By HANNAH PARRY
DAILYMAIL.COM
1 May 2016

A controversial Confederate monument is being removed from near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.

The stone monument, honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War, will be relocated to ‘a more appropriate place’, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced on Friday.

Governments and universities across the country have been removing or relocating Confederate flags and monuments following the racially motivated slayings last summer of nine black parishioners at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Ramsey said on Twitter: ‘It is time for UofL to step forward in partnership with the city of Louisville to remove the monument…in respect of all people.’

‘It’s time for us to move this monument to a more appropriate place,’ he added.

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