Foundation endorses removal of 2 Confederate monuments

WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — A historic foundation in North Carolina has made the surprising move of endorsing the removal of two Confederate monuments from the city of Wilmington.

The Wilmington Star News reported Tuesday that the board of the non-profit Historic Wilmington Foundation voted to support the removals.

The monuments in question are the Confederate Memorial Monument and the statue of Confederate politician George Davis.

Foundation director Beth Rutledge said the foundation hopes the monuments will be moved to a place where they can be used for educational purposes and not as visual reminders of racial injustice.

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