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Michael Hahn vs. a Brick



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Louisiana politician Michael Hahn. 


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A Call for New Civil War Era Monuments



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. Keep up to date here

 

In the midst of the public fight over the removal of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans, relatively little was asked about what would replace Jefferson Davis, P. G. T. Beauregard, and Robert E. Lee. On May 19th, just before Lee came down, Mayor Mitch Landrieu answered that question. The answer was underwhelming.


NOFD Under Fire After Monument Removal


Following the take down of the Battle of Liberty Place monument early Monday morning by a team of masked movers, rumors abounded across the city and online that the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was commissioned by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to remove the Confederate statue on Iberville Street. On Wednesday (4.26), New Orleans Firefighters Association President Nick Felton confirmed in a press conference that at least half a dozen firefighters were enlisted to take down the monument early Monday on Mayor Landrieu’s instructions. 


Tearing Old Dixie Down

HDLC OK's Monument Move 11-1



On Thursday (8.13), the Historic District Landmarks Commission provided another green light to the removal of New Orleans monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, PGT. Beauregard, and the White League. The vote followed a lengthy and often animated public comment session.


Marc Morial Calls for Removal of Confederate Monuments


New Orleans current mayor has already called for the City to tear down her monuments to the Confederacy. On Saturday (7.04), former Mayor Marc Morial joined the chorus. The Urban League chief took the stage Essence Fest 2015 and said that it was time for a change including the removal of Confederate monuments.


Landrieu Apologizes for Slavery, Calls for Confederate Cleansing


In the wake of the massacre in Charleston, SC, a national discussion raged about race relations and Confederate symbols. On Wednesday (6.24), Mayor Landrieu weighed in on these issues in New Orleans. At the racial reconciliation focused “Welcome Table New Orleans” forum, the Mayor apologized for New Orleans’ role in the slave trade and said it was time to consider changing some local landmarks like Lee Circle.


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