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  • A tale of two Georges

    A tale of two Georges

    By Christopher Palmer and Mason Jones
    Christopher Palmer and Mason Jones
    Published: Nov. 10, 2009

    Learn the story of the Littlefield Fountain, how competing donors George Washington Littlefield and George Washington Brackenridge formed the campus’ appearance and the past and present controversy behind the confederate statues in the South Mall of The University of Texas at Austin.

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      lucian said on Nov. 2, 2012 at 9:59 p.m.
      The statues are confederate generals on one side, and confederate statesman on the other. Read the inscription to the right of the fountain which is hidden by a tree and written in stone that says the fountain is "To the men and women of the Confederacy who fought with valor and suffered with fortitude that states rights be maintained ... " Way to go UT in continuing to gloss over the real history and how this institution is built around racism.
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      Jenny Stall said on June 14, 2011 at 11:46 p.m.
      I had seen the statues when I was stationed at Ft Hood, TX. My friends showed me around the state and the different tings to see but they did not know the story behind them.