Confederate plaque at Tx Capital voted down
It took the State Preservation Board less than three minutes to decide the Controversial Confederate Plaque that denied slavery was a cause of the Civil War must be taken down off the Capitol Wall.
Governor Greg Abbott and the rest of the Board voted unanimously to approve the motion to remove the Confederate plaque. State Representative Eric Johnson of Dallas is the descendant of slaves and led the fight to have it removed.
"I think about the school children who are being mis-educated by that plaque. I also think about folks like my mom... their tax dollars pay to support this building... and they have to have something like that hanging in the Capitol."
Historians challenged the assertion on the plaque that slavery was not an underlying cause of the Civil war. There’s no word yet what the State Preservation Board plans to do with the plaque.