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Confederate monument removed from Oklahoma elementary school


March 22, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A public school district in Oklahoma has removed a monument at an elementary school that was dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Tulsa Public Schools said the nearly century-old monument was removed and replaced with bricks on Tuesday. A district spokeswoman said "a community partner" covered the cost, and that the Tulsa Historical Society will preserve the monument.

The removal comes less than week after the school district's board rescinded the school's original name: Robert E. Lee Elementary School. The board is considering the new name of Lee Elementary...

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