Texas college could influence other Confederate statue moves
August 20, 2017
Austin, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas' abrupt decision to remove Confederate statues in the middle of the night after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, raises the question of whether other public universities, cities and towns across the state will follow its lead.
Texas wasn't the first prominent school to take down such monuments — Duke University removed a damaged Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue Saturday — but its stature as one of the country's largest public universities could influence others. And in a state that has the most Confederate symbols except for...