University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques in Tuscaloosa

University of Alabama system to review all building names, remove Confederate Army plaques in Tuscaloosa
A marker on the campus of the University of Alabama (Source: WBRC)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System announced Monday a couple of things they will be doing in the coming weeks regarding the names of campus buildings and plaques honoring Confederate soldiers.

The Board, in consultation with UA President Dr. Stuart Bell, announced the removal of three plaques commemorating students who served in the Confederate Army and members of the student cadet corps involved in defending the university campus.

Plaques removed on UA's Campus
Plaques removed on UA's Campus (Source: WBRC)

The plaques are located on and in front of Gorgas Library. The plaques will be saved and, according to the board, placed at a more appropriate historical setting at some point in the future.

Plaques removed on UA's Campus
Plaques removed on UA's Campus (Source: WBRC)

In addition, the Board of Trustees has appointed a group of trustees to review and study the names of buildings on all UA System campuses and report to the board if they recommend any changes to the names of those buildings.

The final decision about those recommendations will be made at a public meeting in the future.

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