Louisville Confederate Monument (1895-2016)
Completed in 1895, the Confederate Monument in Louisville was built with funding from the Kentucky Women's Confederate Monument Association. In 2002 plans were initiated to make the monument part of a "Freedom Park" a public park that would include monuments to African American leaders and trees from historic Civil War battlefields. On November 17, 2008, funding was approved for that park. However, in 2016 the monument was removed to Brandenburg, Kentucky at the request of city and University leaders.
Backstory and Context