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Fans Petition to Replace NOLA Confederate Monuments with Britney Spears Tributes


In the midst of a heated race for the city’s highest offices, New Orleans seems divided as of late. A new Change.org campaign seeks to remedy this with a proposal to pay tribute to the Princess of Pop. Yes, a new petition suggests that New Orleans install statues of Britney Spears in place of where its Confederate monuments once stood. 


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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.


Mayor Mitch Landrieu Talks Monuments and POTUS Plans on 'Meet the Press'


In an interview on "Meet the Press," Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke with NBC host Chuck Todd about everything from the "symbolic move" of the monuments removal to his future plans once he leaves office this fall. Watch the interview below. 


Confederate Monument for Priest-Poet Father Abram Ryan Defaced


Updated Wednesday (5.24), 4:15PM

 

It has been less than one week since all four Confederate monuments were removed from the New Orleans cityscape. Though Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s targeted statues have come down, removing the remaining traces of the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” seems to have become a civilian guerilla cause. 


Promotin’ the General Welfare

The Monuments are Gone — Now What?



Well, the day after the monuments came down has come to pass, and I have to tell ya: it feels pretty… anticlimactic. Not that I thought there would be more drama, not that we needed more fodder for the national media for what was, basically, a smart business move by the Mayor. But now comes the hard part. Forgetting the news coverage and the protests, and the impotent charade of failed civil unrest brought to us by concerned neighbors from nearby parishes and states, where is the plan laid out that addresses how we move forward? It would have been a timely presentation to make, accentuating the positive in this graduation season. 


Mayor Landrieu Speaks Shortly Before the Final Monument Comes Down


Update at 4:30PM

 

Shortly before the take down of the Robert E. Lee monument, Mayor Mitch Landrieu shared an impassioned explanation for his work to remove four controversial statues honoring the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” from the city’s landscape, and how the city can move forward. 


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. 


Two Arrested at Beauregard Monument, NOPD Reports


In the hours following the dismantling of the P.G.T. Beauregard statue at the entrance of City Park on Tuesday night, two people have been arrested on charges of graffiti at the base of the monument.


NOLA Continues Take Down of Confederate Monuments With PGT Beauregard


It looks like all traces of the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” will be wiped from the city’s landscape soon enough. Late Tuesday night, the City of New Orleans removed the controversial P.G.T. Beauregard statue from its location at the entrance of City Park on Esplanade Avenue. It was the third take down in a series of four monuments that Mayor Mitch Landrieu has pledged to remove before he leaves office, following the dismantling of the Battle at Liberty Place monument late last month and the Jefferson Davis statue less than one week ago. 


NOLA Continues Take Down of Confederate Monuments


Two down, two to go. Early Thursday morning, the City of New Orleans removed the controversial Jefferson Davis monument from its location in Mid-City at the intersection of Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway. It was the second take down in a series of four monuments honoring the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” that Mayor Mitch Landrieu has pledged to remove from the city’s landscape, following the dismantling of the Battle of Liberty Place monument late last month. 


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