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Jefferson Davis

Shelby Knowles / Texas Tribune

A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis may have been removed from the south mall of the University of Texas at Austin, but the Sons of Confederate Veterans isn't giving up its fight to save it. 

After 82 years in the shadow of the school’s iconic tower, the University of Texas removed the controversial Jefferson Davis statue yesterday from its Main Mall.

The university also removed the statue of Woodrow Wilson. 


UT-Austin Removes Jefferson Davis Confederate Statue

Aug 31, 2015
Shelby Knowles / Texas Tribune

The Jefferson Davis statue will no longer cast a shadow on the University Texas main mall after its removal Sunday morning.

UT Delays Relocation Of Jefferson Davis Statue

Aug 17, 2015
Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson / Texas Tribune

The University of Texas at Austin will delay its plan to relocate the statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in response to a request for a temporary restraining order by the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.