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Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a central spot at the University of Mississippi. Nearly a year ago, student leaders a...
CONFEDERATE STATUE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – A Confederate monument will remain, for now,in a central spot at the University of Mississippi.

Nearly a year ago, student leaders asked that it be moved to aCivil War cemetery in a secluded part of the Oxford campus.

The state college board met Thursday and delayed a vote on therelocation.

Board member Tom Duff says he wants more information from theuniversity.

The monument has stood since 1906 and was a rallying point forintegration opponents in 1962.

Ole Miss has been working to distance itself from Confederateimages. Critics say the statue gives the impression that the school sympathizeswith the Confederacy.