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Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flag replicas
Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flag replicas

Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has agreed to remove replicas of Confederate flags several months after 12 black law students demanded their removal from campus. The flags in the university's Lee Chapel were replicas of original Confederate flags that were returned to the Museum of the Confederacy in 1993 because they were deteriorating. The replica flags were displayed behind a statue of Robert E. Lee on the stage of Lee Chapel. Original Confederate flags, on loan from the American Civil War Museum, will now be displayed on the bottom floor of the chapel, which houses the Lee Chapel Museum. "I'm excited about the progress we were able to create...

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