City of San Diego Removes Confederate Plaque at Horton Plaza Park

Horton Plaza Park

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Wednesday ordered the removal of a plaque honoring Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, located at Horton Plaza park along Broadway in downtown San Diego.

The plaque was inlaid into the floor of the pavilion and honored Jefferson Davis Highway, a planned transcontinental road that was to extend from Virginia to California.

“This morning I ordered the immediate removal of a plaque honoring the Confederacy at Horton Plaza Park,” Mayor Faulconer said. “San Diegans stand together against Confederate symbols of division.”

According to the text on the plaque, it was presented to San Diego on May 12, 1926 by a state chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (California sided with the Union). 

Jefferson Davis Highway Plaque Horton Plaza


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