Bring them all down. The University of Texas at Austin quietly removed Confederates statues from its campus overnight.
The New York Times reports that statues of two Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston, and Confederate cabinet member John Reagan were taken down starting late Sunday (Aug. 20) and into the early morning.
A statue of James Stephen Hogg, a former governor, was also removed.
Per Greg Fenves, the university’s president, the decision to remove the monuments to the traitorous men (just Google it) was in direct response to the protests by White Nationalists in Charlottesville, VA.
A statue honoring Jefferson Davis was removed back in 2015.