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Texas governor agrees to remove statehouse plaque that denies slavery as cause of Civil War

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Friday to remove a plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War, bending after years of resistance by state Republican leaders in the face of Confederate monuments falling nationwide.


A unanimous vote by the State Preservation Board, which Abbott chairs, ordered the removal of the 60-year-old plaque that pledges to teach "the truths of history," adding that "one of the most important of which is that the war between the states was not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery."


http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/national/article_7b8cd7de-4c73-5dcf-8f1c-b67c8259ff8f.html

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