Kentucky City Mayor: Confederate Statues to Come Down After Charlottesville

Kimberly Hutcherson, CNN, August 13, 2017

The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, is taking action to remove two Confederate-era monuments from his city’s former courthouse after the deadly clashes in Virginia.

Mayor Jim Gray revealed his intention Saturday after the attack in Charlottesville. He said he planned to announce it this week, but the incident prompted him to declare his intentions earlier.

Mayor Jim Gray

Mayor Jim Gray

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The statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge are on the grounds of Lexington’s former courthouse, which is set to become a visitor’s center.

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