Plaque naming Jefferson Davis a hero removed from Captiol statue

03/29/2018 04:30 PM

Two years after conversations about Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ statue and plaque in the Capitol Rotunda began the plaque at the base of the statue declaring the civil war figure a hero was taken down.

The plaque was removed on Thursday, as the Capitol buzzed with budget negotiations and an updated pension reform measure brought forward in the House of Representatives.

The Kentucky Historical Properties Commission voted in 2015 not to remove the statue, later in 2017 they voted to remove the plaque, but that decision was held up as Governor Bevin’s lawyers reviewed the law surrounding historic properties commission’s decision.

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