A statue honoring Robert E. Lee, right, with a soldier riding alongside him, in Robert E. Lee Park, a City of Dallas park, is in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas. The four black Dallas city councilmen are calling for the city’s Confederate statues to be removed as way to start healing the city’s racist past. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway held a news conference Friday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2017 with the other three black city councilmen to respresent a unified statement on the statues. Tom Fox The Dallas Morning News via AP
A statue honoring Robert E. Lee, right, with a soldier riding alongside him, in Robert E. Lee Park, a City of Dallas park, is in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas. The four black Dallas city councilmen are calling for the city’s Confederate statues to be removed as way to start healing the city’s racist past. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway held a news conference Friday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2017 with the other three black city councilmen to respresent a unified statement on the statues. Tom Fox The Dallas Morning News via AP

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WFAA.com: Dallas’ Confederate statues gone by December, councilman says

By Jason Whitely

WFAA.com

August 20, 2017 11:52 AM

UPDATED August 20, 2017 12:10 PM

DALLAS

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway said the 121-year-old Confederate War Memorial will come down by the end of the year.

“This is not something that you can just solve overnight. It is something we can assure the citizens of this city [that] will take place,” said Caraway in an appearance on WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics on Sunday morning.

“They’ll be down before Christmas,” he added.

But where do they go?

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“That’s the next problem. Where do they go?” Caraway explained to WFAA.

Read the report from WFAA.com.