Lee Circle

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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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
October 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
Hours after Drew Brees became the NFL's all-time leading passer, a movement has begun to rename a prominent New Orleans feature after the Saints quarterback. Brees Circle Petition is a Facebook group calling for Lee Circle at the intersection of St. Charles Ave. and Howard Ave. to be renamed,...
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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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Don Ames
March 10, 2018 - 7:24 am
The Confederate monuments removed from several sites in New Orleans last year remain a hot topic for conversation. The conversation will be featured this Sunday evening (3/11) in a national broadcast on "60 Minutes," according to The Advocate. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join CNN anchor...
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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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Chris Miller
March 07, 2018 - 5:16 pm
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today announced the four monuments removed last year will stay in storage until the next administration and city council decides what to do with them. "The City will not issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals on the future locations of the four...
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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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