Alumni invoke confederate statue law to protect buildings

Mar 31, 2020

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF-TV) — Alumni from an Alabama university have been calling on the state to stop the demolishing of old campus buildings by enforcing a law designed to protect Confederate statues. 

WAFF-TV reports Alabama A&M University alumni have asked the state's Attorney General to stop the university’s plans to destroy several historical campus buildings to make space for new facilities including a $50 million event center. Two buildings have already been destroyed while four remain to be demolished.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said the facilities may qualify as a memorial building. The school said the buildings are safety hazards and a disadvantage for the university in recruiting students.