Robert E. Lee

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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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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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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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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August 11, 2018 - 2:35 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off streets and mobilized hundreds of officers for the anniversary of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The security measures alarmed activists but reassured others who said they have painful memories of last year’s chaos. Local and...
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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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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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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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 30, 2018 - 9:44 am
The group "Forever Lee Circle" says it has sold out of Mardi Gras beads bearing their name and likeness of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The organizers are affiliated with the R.E. Monumental Association which has fought the removal of Confederate monuments including the Lee statue that New...
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