The John C. Breckinridge statue in Cheapside Park on West Main St. in Lexington, Ky., Monday, August 14, 2017. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said Saturday he is taking steps to remove two controversial Confederate-era statues, the John C. Breckinridge and the General John Hunt Morgan statues, from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse.
The John C. Breckinridge statue in Cheapside Park on West Main St. in Lexington, Ky., Monday, August 14, 2017. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said Saturday he is taking steps to remove two controversial Confederate-era statues, the John C. Breckinridge and the General John Hunt Morgan statues, from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
The John C. Breckinridge statue in Cheapside Park on West Main St. in Lexington, Ky., Monday, August 14, 2017. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said Saturday he is taking steps to remove two controversial Confederate-era statues, the John C. Breckinridge and the General John Hunt Morgan statues, from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

Historian on ‘Confederate Kentucky’: Time to remove the statues

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