Process to move Confederate monument on Ole Miss campus started

Interim Chancellor discussing relocation with historic preservation officials.

Process to move Confederate monument on Ole Miss campus started
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OXFORD, MS (WLBT) - Ole Miss’ Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks says the university will begin taking steps to move a confederate monument that is currently on campus.

Student and campus employee organizations have voted to remove the statue from its current site on University Circle.

University leaders met with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Institutions of Higher Learning to discuss the steps rules and regulations for removing the monument.

Approvals will take some time.

Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks did not provide a timeline for the move or a possible new location for the statue.

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