Confederate plaque in Texas Capitol to come down after vote

WFAA | 1/11/2019 | Staff
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AUSTIN, Texas — A historically inaccurate brass plaque honoring confederate veterans will come down after a vote this morning, WFAA has learned.

The State Preservation Board, which is in charge of the capitol building and grounds, meets this morning at 10:30 a.m. to officially decide the fate of the metal plate.

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WFAA has learned there are enough votes to permanently remove the inaccurate plaque.

State Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, began asking for it to be taken down in August 2017.

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The plaque, erected by the Children of the Confederacy in 1959, reads in part “…the war between the states was not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery.”

But Texas’s declaration to secede from the union said it originally joined the U.S. because it “was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery… which her people intended should exist in all future time.”

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