Denton Confederate Soldier Monument
|Denton Confederate Soldier Monument|
The monument c. 2000
|Location||Denton, Texas, United States|
Description and history
The monument was funded and erected in 1918 by the Katie Daffan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The statue depicts an armed Confederate soldier standing on an arch with the inscription, "Our Confederate Soldiers".
The monument was vandalized with the words "This Is Racist" in 2015. One local resident, Willie Hudspeth, had been working to remove the memorial since 2000. On February 1, 2018, Denton County leaders voted 12–3 to keep the statue but add a plaque denouncing slavery and a video kiosk explaining the city's racial history and progress.
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- Little, Carol Morris, A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1996 p. 196-197
- "Denton Confederate Soldier Monument Draws Debate".
- McPhate, Christian (16 August 2017). "Turning 100, a Confederate Soldier Monument in Denton Faces an Uncertain Future".
- "Video shows pair vandalizing Confederate monument in Denton". 20 July 2015.
- Andrea Lucia. "Denton Man Fights For 17 Years To Have Confederate Monument Removed".
- Evans, Molly (February 6, 2018). "Commissioners OK Plan To Keep Denton Confederate Statue On Square — With Context". KERA. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
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