Confederate Monuments

AP
An online auction house says it has sold a statue of Robert E. Lee for the city of Dallas. "Restored in 1991, this large monumental sculpture shows General Robert E. Lee riding on his horse," LSOauctions.com describes the monument to the late Confederate leader. "The sculpture’s estimated weight is...
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David Blake
March 13, 2019 - 3:06 pm
The Confederate statues, taken down by then Mayor Mitch Landrieu, could soon be making a comeback, but not at their previous locations. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has been in negotiations on a deal to let the state assume control and move them out of a city yard where they've been locked up and...
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USA TODAY
January 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) - A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year's Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed "war on the Confederacy," in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation. The groups on Thursday announced a planned Feb. 2 rally on the eve of the championship...
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October 10, 2018 - 6:38 am
(WWL.com) -- A petition is circulating that calls for Lee Circle in New Orleans to be named Brees Circle in honor of the Saints’ record busting QB. Lee circle saw the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee removed last year along with other Confederate statues in the city. Petition creator...
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Chris Miller
July 25, 2018 - 11:25 am
Crews in New Orleans this morning began the work of removing the pedestal that once supported the equestrian statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard. City Park CEO Bob Becker told WWL-TV they will store it at a secure location inside the park, with the intention of reuniting the base with...
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Chris Miller
July 04, 2018 - 1:23 pm
Although prominent statues of Confederate leaders have been removed in New Orleans, the sites where they once stood continue to be a source of controversy. Someone spray painted graffiti on the pedestal that used to support the P.G.T. Beauregard statue outside the entrance to City Park at Esplanade...
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Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was honored Sunday night by the JFK Library. He accepted the 2018 Profile in Courage Award. "New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is honored for his leadership in removing four of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans while offering candid, clear and...
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Chris Miller
May 16, 2018 - 1:22 pm
As New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's fledgling administration tries to find a new home for Confederate monuments removed last year, the group Take'em Down NOLA this morning called for a public process to help make that decision. "As far as I'm concerned personally, they can be thrown in the...
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Chris Miller
May 11, 2018 - 3:40 pm
The committee assembled by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to help decide what to do with statues of three Confederate leaders removed last year says two should be placed in a Mid City cemetery while a third should be sent to a museum in Biloxi, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Statues of...
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David Blake
May 10, 2018 - 1:03 pm
We may know something soon from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on what's going to happen with the monuments to the Confederate era that have caused so much controversy. What should be done with the Confederate monuments? Members of the Monumental Task Committee met with the mayor and submitted...
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