Dallas confederate statues could end up in museum

- The Robert E. Lee statue from Dallas will likely move to a museum either on loan or as a donation.

The Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission unanimously adopted the same recommendations as the Public Art Commission.

The plan also applies to the old monument from Oak Lawn Park and the Confederate statue at Pioneer Park.

The commission decided Confederate artwork at Fair Park should stay up with signs added for context.

The city council will ultimately decide what happens to the monuments.

Meanwhile, the Grand Prairie school district is considering adding a plaque to Robert E. Lee Elementary School to give context to the name.

The board said it would add the plaque even while continuing to discuss renaming the school. It took suggestions for a new name at Thursday night’s meeting.

Last month, the Dallas school board voted to change the names of four schools named after Confederate icons.

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