OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - State archives and history officials have approved the University of Mississippi's proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery.
The cemetery is still on campus but is in a less prominent location.
The move still needs approval from the board that runs Mississippi’s eight public universities.
The monument is one of many put up across the South more than a century ago.
Critics say its display near the University of Mississippi’s main administrative building sends a signal that the school glorifies the Confederacy and glosses over the South’s history of slavery.