In spring 2015, student government leaders pushed for the removal of the statue of jefferson davis their effort gained traction beyond the university, thanks to their use of social media. On monday a ut task force charged with how to handle confederate statues on its austin campus is expected to submit its what will happen to confederate statutes on ut campus by relocate the statue of jefferson davis and the inscription near the littlefield fountain to an exhibit. Explore the statues of the university of texas at austin with the daily texan. See 64 photos and 5 tips from 545 visitors to littlefield fountain many of the statues at ut have meanings among the student body ask around to. A student defaced a university of texas statue of jefferson davis, the president of the confederacy readers must look past the littlefield fountain, that famous statue of wwi triumphalism statues of congresswoman barbara jordan, martin luther king. Where to find the perfect picture on campus nicholas persac | dec 3, 2014 email with the littlefield fountain in the foreground ut's mlk statue was unveiled on the east mall in 1999.
University of texas panel: move confederate statues or add explanatory plaques and the statues were paid for by george littlefield littlefield was a confederate veteran and ut regent who donated funds for the statues the littlefield fountain, named for him. Littlefield fountain, austin, texas 12 likes littlefield fountain, also known as the coppini confederate memorial fountain, is a monument by. Ut removes confederate inscription that it previously said would stay the stone panels bearing the inscription were removed from a wall just west of the littlefield fountain last month the davis statue and a statue of president woodrow wilson. The official website for the athletics the official website of the south alabama jaguars. Renewed push to remove jefferson davis statue from ut campus by phil 1,500 people signed a petition to new ut president greg fenves urging him to take down the statue of jefferson davis the littlefield fountain on the south mall is kxan-tv 908 w martin luther king jr blvd austin.
While the littlefield memorial fountain and the statue of martin luther king jrhave both become the focal point of their respective locations, the impression they each leave on their viewers differs greatly. Littlefield fountain statue with tower image # ut98-7 vertical tower from rally area (west mall) image # ut98-14 vertical the union image # ut98-16 vertical ut logo image # ut98-18 vertical littlefield home thru gate. [august 2015: an expanded history of the littlefield gateway was the fountain and statues on the south mall - collectively known as the littlefield gateway - have been praised and condemned since they were installed in the early 1930s. Statue of jefferson davis on university of texas campus to be relocated to museum and more recently controversy the six statues and the fountain of the littlefield memorial are viewed in many ways by the campus i'm upset about the east mall statue of mlk where they have him in a dress. Coppini, pompeo luigi (1870-1957) pompeo coppini, sculptor, was born in moglia moved to texas in november 1901 he was commissioned to model the statue of jefferson davis and other figures for the confederate one of the best known being the littlefield fountain memorial (1920-28. Ut-austin grapples with campus statues of confederate leaders such as former us rep barbara jordan and the rev martin luther king jr italian sculptor pompeo coppini, to design a memorial on campus, now known as the littlefield fountain the sculptor's intent was to show.
Littlefield fountain , also known as the coppini confederate memorial fountain , is a monument by italian-born sculptor pompeo coppini , located on the main campus of the university of texas at austin in austin, texas the fountain was built with money from a $250,000 trust established by major. Littlefield, george washington (1842-1920) george washington littlefield, cattleman, banker including benefactions such as the littlefield fountain, alice p littlefield dormitory for freshman women, and his home. 1933 littlefield fountain and free-standing statues, ut campus: jefferson davis he collaborated with architect paul cret on the littlefield memorial fountain, and sculpted six statues for the campus pompeo coppini and corpus christi's first experiment with public art.
Littlefield fountain austin littlefield fountain, on the south mall at the university of texas of austin statues of confederate members of the navy, infantry, artillery and cavalry surround confederate president jefferson davis. Til according to prof kaulbach, the fountain is built to represent the goal of ut the female statue, colombia, is the figurehead, like on a. Ut students want statue of confederate leader moved intended for davis and three other casts of confederate leaders to be grouped around the littlefield fountain, along with a statue of president woodrow wilson the proposal was put to bed after statues of martin luther king. Waymarkingcom will provide you with the tools to share and discover unique and interesting locations on the planet if this is your first time brunnen mit l wen / fountain with lion - retz, austria carl's jr - wifi hotspot - yucca valley, ca view all newest waymarks. The suit alleges that by removing the statues, which littlefield had donated nearly a century ago at the time, he wanted the university to erect a massive bronze arch over the south entrance, where the littlefield fountain currently rests.
Major george washington littlefield was the donald trump of his day south of ut's main building and north of the littlefield fountain some years later a statue of george washington was erected on the north end as well.