An 1887 statue of John C. Breckinridge, a U.S. vice president and Confederate general and secretary of war, was removed from Cheapside Park Oct. 17, along with the nearby statue of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Both statues are now in storage awaiting placement in the Lexington Cemetery, where both men are buried.
An 1887 statue of John C. Breckinridge, a U.S. vice president and Confederate general and secretary of war, was removed from Cheapside Park Oct. 17, along with the nearby statue of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Both statues are now in storage awaiting placement in the Lexington Cemetery, where both men are buried. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
An 1887 statue of John C. Breckinridge, a U.S. vice president and Confederate general and secretary of war, was removed from Cheapside Park Oct. 17, along with the nearby statue of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Both statues are now in storage awaiting placement in the Lexington Cemetery, where both men are buried. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

Confederate statues now gone from the public square. What should replace them?

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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.