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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 25, 2014

The University of Tennessee’s Hoskins Library is doing away with the historic exhibit dedicated to UT alum Sen. Estes Kefauver. The exhibit — which had been off limits to the public for years due to structural problems in the wing that contained it — was a shrine to Kefauver’s Washington office, including all furnishings and dozens of framed pictures of contemporary political figures like President John F. Kennedy. As a young lawyer, Kefauver stood up to the corrupt Crump political machine and challenged organized crime and his own region’s bitter network of segregationists. Read more about Kefauver at Metropulse.