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Plaque, Confederate States of America
Title: Plaque, Confederate States of America
Description: Bronze plaque. Circular seals on left side of plaque. Etched along circumference of the seal: The Confederate States of America, 22 February 1862, Deo Vindice. Figure of a soldier on a horse in the center of the seal with a laurel wreath border. Etched on the right side of the plaque: Dedicated to Texans who served the Confederacy.
Description: Historical Note: This is one of two plaques (the other is ATF0521) originally installed in 1965 in the Texas Supreme Court Building, which was built using money from the pension fund for Confederate widows and veterans. The plaques feature symbols of the Confederacy and a quotation from Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Texas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and others asked Texas Governor George W. Bush to have the plaques removed. They were taken down in June 2000 and replaced by plaques declaring equal justice is available to all Texans "regardless of race, creed or color." The removal of the plaques was protested by Confederate heritage groups.
Citation information: ATF0520, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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