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U of Alabama: move Confederate plaques, study building names

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama has authorized moving three Confederate plaques and studying building names with an eye toward possible change. 

A news release says the plaques will be moved from the main library to what the school says will be “a more appropriate historical setting.”  The statement did not say whether officials have decided where to move the plaques.

They commemorate University of Alabama students who served in the Confederate Army and members of the student cadet corps that defending the campus.

The school’s Student Government Association called for the university to rename all buildings with “racist namesakes.” 

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