Texas Votes to Remove Confederate Plaque From Capitol

On Friday the  State Preservation Board voted to remove a controversial Confederate plaque at the Texas state Capitol.

The board members (including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and  Speaker of the Texas House Dennis Bonnen) did not explain how or when  the plaque would come down, nor did they discuss where it will end up  once it's removed, but one thing is for sure - it's leaving. 

The plaque has been hanging in the capitol since 1959 and displays the Children of the Confederacy Creed:

"BECAUSE  WE DESIRE TO PERPETUATE, IN LOVE AND HONOR, THE HEROIC DEEDS OF THOSE  WHO ENLISTED IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY, AND UPHELD ITS FLAG THROUGH FOUR  YEARS OF WAR, WE, THE CHILDREN OF THE SOUTH, HAVE UNITED IN AN  ORGANIZATION CALLED 'CHILDREN OF THE CONFEDERACY,' IN WHICH OUR  STRENGTH, ENTHUSIASM, AND LOVE OF JUSTICE CAN EXERT ITS INFLUENCE."

"WE,  THEREFORE, PLEDGE OURSELVES TO PRESERVE PURE IDEALS; TO HONOR OUR  VETERANS; TO STUDY AND TEACH THE TRUTHS OF HISTORY(ONE OF THE MOST  IMPORTANT OF WHICH IS, THAT THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES WAS NOT A  REBELLION, NOR WAS ITS UNDERLYING CAUSE TO SUSTAIN SLAVERY), AND TO  ALWAYS ACT IN A MANNER THAT WILL REFLECT HONOR UPON OUR NOBLE AND  PATRIOTIC ANCESTORS."

"ERECTED BY TEXAS DIVISION

CHILDREN OF THE CONFEDERACY

AUGUST 7, 1959"

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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