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NOLA to Complete Take Down of Confederate Monuments


Before the day is out, all traces of the controversial Confederate monuments will be removed from the city's landscape, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's team promised in a statement. In an announcement made on Thursday (5.18) night, the City of New Orleans also outlined the future plans for the four statues in question. 


Monument Valley

Injunction Issued to Prevent Monument Removal



New Orleans monuments to Confederate heroes and the White League will remain part of the cityscape for a while longer. In the most recent turn of the protracted battle, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal forbade removal until a lawsuit is resolved.


The Lost Cause: Judge Denies Monuments Suit


A campaign to keep several prominent Confederate monuments is truly looking like a lost cause. On Friday (2.05), Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the City from removing statues honoring Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.T. Beauregard, and the Crescent City White League.


Monumental Decision

Council Declares Four Monuments A Nuisance, Orders Them Removed



The question of removing four controversial monuments to Confederate heroes reached its climax during a fiery City Council meeting on Thursday (12.18). The Council voted 6-1 to declare the monuments Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.T. Beauregard, and the Crescent City White Leage a nuisance meriting removal.


Cantrell's Monumental Flip-Flop


Council member LaToya Cantrell, author of the smoking ban, flip-flopped on monument removal citing divisiveness. In an 11th hour statement released Wednesday (12.09) night, Cantrell announced that she now favors keeping four controversial Confederate monuments.


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.


The South Tries To Rise Against Landrieu


Not everyone is happy about the Mayor Landrieu’s plan to remove four monuments from the cityscape. Pair of change.org petitions and a rally are pushing the cause of the Confederacy with Mitch clearly in the crosshairs.


Monumental Task: Landrieu, City Council Move Against Confederate Markers


By Lucy Leonard

Mayor Mitch Landrieu traversed City Hall to appear before the Council and formally call for the removal of symbols of the Confederacy on Thursday (7.09). The Mayor singled out four monuments: the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway, the P.G.T. Beauregard statue on Esplanade Avenue at the entrance to City Park, and the Battle of Liberty Place (a.k.a. the White League) Monument at Iberville Street. The Council subsequently voted 6-0 to begin the process.


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.


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