Ruling paves the way to remove Tuskegee Confederate statue

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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama judge has paved the way to remove a Confederate monument placed a century ago at the center of an historic, majority-Black city as part of a “park for white people.”

Since 1909, the Confederate monument has stood in the center of Tuskegee, a city known as the training ground for Black pilots in World War II.

Circuit Judge Steven Perryman on Thursday ruled that the site should revert to the Macon County Commission under the terms of a 1906 deed.

He gave the Tuskegee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy 60 days to retrieve and remove the monument. The group could appeal the ruling.

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1/27/2023 7:51:24 PM (GMT -6:00)

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