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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:02 AM

The president of slave-holding Confederate states still a hero in Kentucky Capitol

FRANKFORT -- Jefferson Davis, the president of the slave-holding Confederate states, remains a “hero” in Kentucky’s Capitol Rotunda.

A commission that oversees state-owned statues voted last month to remove a bronze plaque attached to a controversial statue of Davis that declares him a “patriot — hero — statesman,” but that plan changed Wednesday after questions were raised about the commission’s legal authority to take down the plaque.

Leslie Nigels, director of the state Division of Historic Properties, said in late October that the plaque would be removed in a few days.

Her comment came immediately after the Historic Properties Advisory Commission voted unanimously to remove the plaque because of its “subjective” language. The plaque is attached to a 15-foot-tall marble statue of Davis, a Kentucky native who led the Confederate states from 1861 to 1865.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article187126268.html

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:22 AM

1. A Border State with slaves that did not join the confederacy.

 

Strange that it was put up.

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:59 AM

2. Think how conflicted some in my family are:

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My great-great-great-grandfather was Charles Slaughter Morehead. He was the Whig/Knownothing pro-slavery, anti-secessionist Governor of Kentucky who was jailed by Lincoln when he suspended Habeas Corpus rights during the Civil War.

Another of my family also won a posthumous Medal of Honor for his part in the Andrews Raid/Great Locamotive Chase.

But the fact is all these Confederate "memorials" just plain need to be removed with as little announcement of fanfare. They are only part of our shameful history.

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