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Historical Marker About Slavery In Lexington Reported Broken


Police are investigating the breaking of a historical marker about slavery in Lexington.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that police responded to a call on July 25 and found the cast-iron sign, which was valued at more than $1,500 by a city Parks and Recreation official, broken and lying on the ground.

City spokeswoman Susan Straub said police aren't sure whether the sign was vandalized or if it was damaged in an attempted theft.

The sign gives a brief history of slavery in Fayette County. It was erected by the alumni chapter of the historically-black fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi.

The Urban-County Arts Review Board will determine the fate of the marker, along with the statues of Confederate generals John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge.