The Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University has voted in favor of relocating a historical marker on campus.
The marker identifies Bowling Green as the Confederate Capital of Kentucky during the Civil War. The marker was erected in 1952 during the civil rights era and stands in front of the Kentucky Museum. SGA member Symone Whalin is an African-American student from Hardin County.
“I just feel like people should understand there is a time and setting for history to be remembered and I don’t think that every time I walk to class, I should be reminded that people who looked like me were not allowed to be here," Whalin told WKU Public Radio.