NASHVILLE (AP) The United Daughters of the Confederacy will appeal the dismissal of its lawsuit to keep the word Confederate in the name of a Vanderbilt University residence hall.
Davidson County Chancellor Irvin Kilcrease ruled against the group last month, saying Vanderbilt's plans to drop Confederate from Confederate Memorial Hall could go forward.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy donated $50,000 to the former George Peabody College for Teachers in 1935 to help fund construction of the $150,000 building. Peabody merged with Vanderbilt in 1979.
Kilcrease, who is black, said the university had fulfilled its contractual obligations to the heritage group by installing a plaque on the side of the building explaining the history of the donation.
The UDC told the Tennessee Court of Appeals it will ask the court to overturn Kilcrease's decision.