National Cathedral removes confederate symbols from stained glass

As we’ve reported in the past (here and here),the National Cathedral has been moving towards removal of Confederate symbols in their stained glass windows.  According to RNS, it appears that the panes showing the Confederate battle flag were quietly removed last month.

The two panes bearing the image of the flag were replaced last month with red and blue panes to match surrounding glass, said Kevin Eckstrom, chief communications officer for the cathedral. Adjoining panes honoring Confederate generals remain in place but “their long-term future is really very much up in the air,” he said.

Eckstrom acknowledged that cathedral officials chose not to make a public announcement after the replacement occurred.

…[The cathedral] has planned an Oct. 26 event on the history and context of the Confederate flag, including discussion of the removal of the panes and the current retention of the overall windows honoring Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The side-by-side windows were dedicated in 1953.

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