Ky. commission to decide fate of Jefferson Davis statue
A state commission could decide Wednesday to remove a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky state Capitol.
The Historic Properties Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet at noon EDT Wednesday to discuss removing the statue. Jefferson Davis was the first and only president of the Confederate States of America and was born in Kentucky.
Kentucky's governor and both candidates for governor have called for the statue's removal following the racially motivated murder of nine black church members in South Carolina in June. That shooting caused many states to re-examine their Confederate symbols and prompted South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds.
Kentucky never joined the Confederacy, but it did have a shadow Confederate government that operated in Bowling Green during the Civil War.