Jefferson Davis

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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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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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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Newell Normand
March 29, 2018 - 7:52 am
Over the weekend, Take 'Em Down Nola had a march calling for the removal of five more monuments in addition to the four Confederate monuments, that were already taken down. The statues they want to take down now include: Andrew Jackson (at Jackson Square), Bienville (founder of New Orleans), U.S...
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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
October 18, 2017 - 2:32 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In...
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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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Chris Miller
May 23, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Following an outcry over the city of New Orleans' Confederate monuments being stored in a scrap yard, workers have completed erecting shelter around them. According to WWL's Scoot , officials with Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said the original plan was to send the monuments to a warehouse after...
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David Blake
May 22, 2017 - 12:28 pm
After meeting with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu this morning, Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says he's not confident but concerned about the future of the city's removed monuments. Even with an offer to reimburse the city for the removal expenses, Nungesser says the eventual costs could...
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May 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans drawing less attention to what's been built than to what's been taken down: Century-old landmarks, three honoring Confederate leaders and one heralding white supremacy, have disappeared from the city landscape at his...
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