University president says Davis statue to be moved

AUSTIN — A bronze statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, will be moved from the Main Mall of the University of Texas at Austin campus to UT’s Center for American History for interior display, in accordance with a decision made last week by UT President Gregory Fenves. Fenves said he appointed a task force in June, shortly after he became president, “to identify options for the statues along the Main Mall that have  long been a source of discussion, debate and more recently, controversy.” The task  orce reported its findings to Fenves on Aug. 10.

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