Vanderbilt to remove ‘confederate’ inscription from building

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WIAT) — Vanderbilt University is making a change on-campus. On Monday, they announced they will remove the word “confederate” from one of its residence halls. That inscription has been on the building since 1935.

The university’s chancellor said the donation from the Tennessee division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy that paid for the inscription will be returned.

Vanderbilt tried to change the name in 2002, but the Tennessee United Daughters of the Confederacy sued.

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