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Officials Debate Letting Calhoun Statue Be Part of Exhibit

Charleston, S.C. (AP) -- A Los Angeles visual arts space wants to display a South Carolina statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun as part of an art exhibit, but members of a city panel have raised concerns about the political nature of such a display.

The Charleston Commission on History on Wednesday voted to delay making a recommendation on the proposal to Charleston’s city council until more information could be provided, WCSC-TV reported.