Statues depicting CSA President Jefferson Davis and former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson were relocated in June 2015, after nine worshippers were shot to death in a Charleston, S.C. church.
The statues had been in the heart of campus in the shadow of the famous bell tower. A statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stands near where the relocated statues had been.
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(Incidentally, I took these photos of some of the statues when I was in Austin for a conference; they were located in a very shady spot and I took the photos on a very sunny day. So, they're a little hard to make out).
The move follows efforts elsewhere to take down statues with Confederate ties following the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.. The mayor of Baltimore had structures removed and the mayor of Lexington, Ky. says his town will do so as well.
The outrage sparked protest march in Atlanta and elsewhere. The Atlanta march traveled from Woodruff Park to Piedmont Park, where some damaged the Peace Monument, which is a 1911 sculpture meant to urge reconciliation, not venerate the Confederacy. It features an angel standing above a Confederate soldier, guiding him to lay down his weapon. The monument reflects a period of great transition in Georgia history.
Meanwhile, the amusement park chain Six Flags is now essentially One Flag (although the name hasn't changed). The original Six Flags was founded in Texas, and the name reflects the flags that have officially flown over Texas: Mexico, Spain, France, The Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Six Flags Texas took down all the other flags amid the uproar following Charlottesville, and
the Georgia property followed suit.