Kentucky Human Rights Commission wants Davis statue removed

The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is asking lawmakers to remove a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the state Capitol, despite a vote by another commission this month to let it stay.
The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution asking that the statue be moved to the Capitol Education Center or the Kentucky History Center. The resolution said leaving the statue in place is offensive to Kentucky citizens.
The Historic Properties Advisory Commission, which has final authority, voted Aug. 5 to keep the statue in the Rotunda but add an "educational context" to the display.
The board Thursday also voted to ask lawmakers to begin the process of removing a reference to slavery in the Kentucky Constitution and to encourage governments to place statues, plaques and murals recognizing the contributions of women.

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