AUSTIN (KXAN) — A district court has upheld the legal ruling that cleared the way to remove a Confederate leader’s statue from the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Last summer, University President Greg Fenves ordered the removal of the statue of Jefferson Davis from the South Mall to a museum on campus. Crowds gathered on the morning of Aug. 30 to watch as crews moved the statue.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans filed suit to keep the statues in place, but their claim was rejected.
They appealed to the 6th District Court of Appeals, which upheld the order to remove the Davis statue, Friday.
The university said the statue of Jefferson Davis would be removed, refurbished, and placed on display at the Briscoe Center for American History for educational purposes.