Committe To Determine Oxford Statue’s Fate

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Lafayette County supervisors are forming a five-person committee to consider what, if anything, to do with the stone statue of a Confederate soldier that has stood outside the county courthouse on the Oxford town square since 1907. Confederate monuments are under scrutiny across the South. The University of Mississippi added a plaque to provide historical context about a Confederate soldier statue on its campus a mile from the courthouse. In September county supervisors asked the Mississippi attorney general’s office if they had authority to move the statue. A legal opinion said the statue can be moved but must stay on county-owned property.

 

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