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Baylor will rename campus area and relocate statue of slave-owning former university president

The Baylor Board of Regents approved a four-step plan to change the name of a campus quadrangle named after a slave-owning former university president and add more elements to provide a better representation of Baylor’s history.

A statue of Rufus Burleson on the Burleson Quadrangle on the campus of Baylor University in Waco on Dec. 23, 2020.

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