DURHAM, N.C. -- The space in Duke Chapel where the statue of General Robert E. Lee once stood will remain empty for now.

  • Lee statue was vandalized last year.
  • Its space will remain empty at Duke Chapel.
  • Plaque with explanation could be placed in foyer. 

That's according to a message posted on the University's website from Duke University President Vincent Price.

The statue was removed after it was vandalized last August.

According to the statement, Price received input from students, faculty, alumni and the Duke community among others.

Price also convened the Commission on Memory and History to recommend a replacement and discuss larger issues of memorials on campus.

Price also wrote that he presented an idea of putting a plaque in the foyer of the chapel explaining why the space is empty.

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