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Virginia Military Institute Votes to Remove Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Statue from Campus

Written by Good Black News

October 29, 2020

According to the Washington Post, Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors voted Thursday to remove the prominent statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from the state-supported military school grounds in efforts to address continuous incidents and allegations of racism there.

 To quote the Washington Post article:

After reading descriptions by Black cadets of what they endure at VMI, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) ordered an independent investigation into the school’s culture. VMI’s superintendent, retired General J.H. Binford Peay III, resigned Monday in the wake of the controversy.

It is unclear where the statue of Jackson — an enslaver of six people who taught at the school before helping to lead the Confederate Army — will go.

To read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/vmi-stonewall-jackson-statue-racism/2020/10/29/fc3b9490-1a05-11eb-aeec-b93bcc29a01b_story.html

Original article source: https://goodblacknews.org/2020/10/29/virginia-military-institute-votes-to-remove-confederate-general-stonewall-jackson-statue-from-campus/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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