Robert E. Lee Monument

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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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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Don Ames
August 18, 2017 - 10:19 am
The local group, 'Take 'Em Down NOLA' and Peoples Assembly plan another demonstration in New Orleans tomorrow. It comes in response to last weekend's violence in Charlottsville. The group also calls for the arrests and prosecution of "all those who took part in this act of domestic terrorism." '...
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Jim Hanzo
July 26, 2017 - 2:27 pm
According to a report from the Mid-City Messenger, the P.G.T. Beauregard monument could get a new home and could be moved to Greenwood Cemetery, in Lakeview. The monument sat at the entrance to City Park on Bayou St. John for a century before being taken down May 17, despite objections from the...
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June 10, 2017 - 2:03 pm
A pro-monument group issued a statement Saturday, voicing their opinion on the city's use of $2.1 million in total to remove four Confederate statues. "Everyone should be outraged over the Mayor's use of public money when New Orleans has so many pressing needs," read the statement released by the...
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Jim Hanzo
June 09, 2017 - 4:26 pm
Officials say the cost of removing the Confederate monuments in New Orleans was $2.1 million. The price includes the physical removal along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in protection costs. The Landrieu administration says it did not expect to have to spend so much on security. The Mayor's...
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May 19, 2017 - 11:26 pm
The Monumental Task Committee released the following statement after the removal of the Robert E. Lee Monument Friday evening: "Mayor Landrieu and the City Council have stripped New Orleans of nationally recognized historic landmarks. Robert E. Lee stood atop New Orleans for 133 years as one of the...
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May 18, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WWL.com Reporting The Robert E. Lee monument is clearly coming down, though city officials Thursday refused to detail specifics of plans for the statue's removal. However, City Councilwoman Susan Guidry tweeted out an invitation Thursday evening to a "special address" by Mayor Mitch Landrieu "on...
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