JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has put up a barrier to partially obstruct a Confederate monument after football players said they didn’t want to see the rebel soldier statue while they practice.
The university moved the statue in mid-July from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Civil War cemetery.
Although the cemetery is in a remote part of campus, it’s on a hill that’s easily visible from a practice field outside the football stadium.
A university spokesman says Chancellor Glenn Boyce met with student athletes who expressed concern, and a mesh screen was put up in response.