2 more Mississippi boards vote to keep Confederate statues

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Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 10:23 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Supervisors in two Mississippi counties have voted not to move Confederate monuments that stand in front of courthouses.

One of the votes happened Monday in Neshoba County, where three civil rights workers were killed and buried in an earthen dam in 1964 in what the FBI called the “Mississippi Burning” case. The other happened in Lauderdale County, where those civil rights workers had been based.

Confederate monuments have come under increased scrutiny amid widespread protests over racial injustice. During the past few weeks, supervisors in Mississippi’s Bolivar, Leflore, Lowndes, Noxubee and Washington counties have voted to move Confederate statues away from courthouses.

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