Confederate Statues

Scoot
June 10, 2019 - 11:32 am
The passing of iconic New Orleans chef Leah Chase left many with an emptiness - an emptiness that might be filled by supporting a way to honor Miss Leah. One of the things that helps us deal with the loss of a famous person is thinking of ways to forever pay homage to that person. Leah Chase’s...
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March 14, 2019 - 9:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three Confederate statues have been taken down in New Orleans, but officials are still trying to decide what to do with them since their removal nearly two years ago. The statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard are stored...
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Scoot
April 24, 2018 - 10:20 am
One year ago tonight - in the cover of darkness - a group of men with covered faces descended upon a longstanding monument and lifted it from its pedestal. The image of the monument dangling in the air tethered from above was the first of four scenes that would create one of the biggest debates in...
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Scoot
March 08, 2018 - 10:54 am
Dear Mitch, The announcement of your plans for the removed Confederate-era monuments was a great disappointment to me because it confirms our worst fears that you used the removal of the monuments, and in the process the citizens of New Orleans, to advance your national political profile. The final...
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Scoot
February 06, 2018 - 8:34 pm
The Forever Lee Circle beads, which feature an image of the Lee monument, are a hot topic this Mardi Gras season. The removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee was controversial, to say the least, with passionate argument on both sides of the issue; and these beads are proving to be the same. Scoot...
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August 21, 2017 - 8:21 pm
(AP) -- A Houston man who's previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Houston park, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors allege 25-year-old Andrew Schneck was caught on Saturday...
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August 21, 2017 - 9:31 am
(AP) The University of Texas says statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures have been removed from the main area of campus in Austin. University of Texas President Greg Fenves announced late Sunday night that the statues would be removed, and crews began soon began the work...
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May 23, 2017 - 9:26 pm
By JIM ENGSTER | President, Tiger Rag Magazine Mayor Mitch Landrieu has completed removal of statues of four Confederate era icons in New Orleans. Gone in an eventful month are Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard and the Liberty Monument. The statues were painful reminders of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 04, 2017 - 7:01 am
New Orleans moves a step closer today to removing four Confederate monuments. Proposals are due for the removal contract. Companies wanting to bid on the job must submit their plan to the city of New Orleans today. The last contractor for the project quit after he said he received death threats and...
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