Sons of Confederate Veterans file lawsuit against Ole Miss

A lawsuit filed in Oxford by the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans claims Ole Miss broke state law by placing a contextualization plaque in front of the confederate soldier monument on campus.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans claim that they are charged with protecting sites and markers dedicated to soldiers who fought for the confederacy.

The new marker speaks to thousands of slaves freed at the end of the Civil War and that the South's lost cause Ideology was just a way to mask the truth that the war was fought over slavery.

"We’re confident in our position that the university has not done anything improper or that violates the law. We ultimately believe the lawsuit will be resolved in our favor,"  the university said in a released statement.

FOX13's Tom Dees will have an full update tonight on FOX13 News at 5:00.