Faculty and graduate students of the University of Mississippi English Department urge Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter to immediately move the statue of the Confederate soldier in the Lyceum Circle to the Confederate cemetery on campus.
In a letter to Vitter published in The Oxford Eagle, the group states, “… the statue of the Confederate soldier in the Lyceum Circle very clearly warns African Americans to stay off campus and continues to alienate many members of the UM community.”
The letter goes on to say, “Campus and statewide groups are likely to begin calling for the statues to be removed. If you allow this to become a drawn-out, public debate, UM may very well find itself in a similar situation to that of Charlottesville and UVA.”
Full text of the letter can be seen on this link: The Oxford Eagle