Ole Miss Confederate monument, campus could be relocated.

Friday, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History voted to approve the move, the Associated Press confirmed. Now, the matter heads to the IHL board at their Dec. 17 meeting, the Daily Journal reported.

In February, the Associated Student Body Senate for inclusion and cross-cultural engagement passed a resolution saying, “Confederate ideology directly violates the tenets of the university creed that supports fairness, civility, and respect for the dignity of each person.”

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Less than a week later, the resolution unanimously passed.

In an email to students in August, then-Ole Miss Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks said, “We are following the steps necessary for successful relocation and will maintain steady and committed progress to accomplish this relocation. I reiterate that this will place the monument in a more suitable location, one that is commensurate with the purpose that is etched on its side.”

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If IHL approves the move, the statue will be relocated to

Timeline of the move:
Feb 28: The Associated Student Body Senate for inclusion and cross-cultural engagement passes a resolution saying, “Confederate ideology directly violates the tenets of the university creed that supports fairness, civility, and respect for the dignity of each person.”

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March 5: The ASB votes to relocate the statue to the on-campus Confederate cemetery. The resolution passes 47-0.

March 20: The university submits a letter of intent to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

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