Confederate statue removed in downtown Lexington

The statue of John Breckinridge was the first of two Confederate statues to be removed from the Fifth Third Bank plaza on Oct. 17, 2017.
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The statue of John Breckinridge was the first of two Confederate statues to be removed from the Fifth Third Bank plaza on Oct. 17, 2017.

These Confederate statues were put up to rewrite history. They needed to come down.

October 18, 2017 09:03 AM

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.