Another Confederate Monument Removed in New Orleans

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This is the third of four Confederate-era monuments to be removed from the city in recent weeks.

The announcement comes after the city had already taken down a statue of the Confederacy’s only president and a memorial to a white rebellion against a biracial Reconstruction-era government in the city.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu first proposed removing the monuments in 2015, and the City Council approved the move that year. But the process was stuck in legal limbo for over a year as supporters fought to keep them up.

Supporters say removing the monuments is akin to erasing history. Those calling for their removal say they glorify a shameful part of the city and country’s history.

(CBS News)

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