Confederate General’s statue vandalized
“The statues bring out strong feelings among many of our citizens, but I cannot condone vandalism. Diversity, inclusion and respect are important to all of us. The time has come for us to reconsider our Confederate memorials, and I am committed to laying a path forward that acknowledges our history, while respecting diversity and inclusion. Civil rights leaders, including the NAACP, and church leaders, historians, artists, and citizens should all have a voice in the process.” said Mayor Gray
Parks and Recreation said they will clean the statue as soon as the police finish investigation, and LPD have already filed a report of 3rd degree criminal mischief.
John Hunt Morgan fought as a general for the confederacy, and lived in Lexington before he joined the war.