After 60 years the “Children of the Confederacy Creed” plaque at the state capitol has been removed. Calls for removal began about a year ago from Texas State Representative Eric Johnson of Dallas.
Representative Johnson says, “While I’m glad the State Preservation Board voted to remove the ‘Children of the Confederacy Creed’ plaque from the Texas Capitol, none of us in state government should be high-fiving each other or patting ourselves on the back today,” Johnson said in a statement. “The plaque should never have been put up by the Legislature in the first place, and it certainly shouldn’t have taken 60 years to remove it. And that’s on Republicans and Democrats alike, to be perfectly honest.”