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Best Re-Contextualization of History

Briscoe Center for American History

The University of Texas at Austin took a step forward in making sure their Confederate statues were showcased in the appropriate place – a history museum. UT President Greg Fenves made the controversial decision to remove the remaining four statues, recognizing their historic value but acknowledging the contradiction their continued presence as campus monuments made to the school’s core values. The collections at the Briscoe Center are among the nation's top American South research resources, so there’s no doubt these figures found the right home: as relics of the past to be remembered, but not lionized.

Briscoe Center for American History
2300 Red River

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