Robert E. Lee Monument

Scoot
May 18, 2017 - 10:27 am
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu deceived the public by implying that the Confederate-era monuments removed from public view would be taken care of and stored in a safe place, like a warehouse, until a suitable resting place could be found. On Wednesday, evidence surfaced showing parts of the B.G.T...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:06 pm
The following is a statement from the Monumental Task Committee on the removal of the statue of P.G.T. Beauregard. The statement was issued shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday. “Mitch Landrieu removed a monument to G.T. Beauregard, arguably the most historically significant Creole to ever live. This is...
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Scoot
May 08, 2017 - 10:42 am
With passion running deep on both sides of the controversy over the Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans, there was some anticipation that a planned march Sunday from Congo Square to Lee Circle would become violent. Fortunately, with the exception of a few skirmishes, there was no violence. A...
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The Monumental Task Committee today presented what it calls new evidence to prevent the city from tearing down on of the three Confederate statues slated from removal. The group's Richard Marksbury says he has proof that the monument to Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is on private land, not...
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WWL-TV
May 07, 2017 - 9:27 pm
(AP) Protesters calling for the removal and the preservation of Confederate-era monuments faced off Sunday in dueling demonstrations highlighting the intense emotions surrounding the monuments' removal. Local media reported protesters from both sides showed up at a memorial honoring Confederate Gen...
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May 03, 2017 - 2:26 pm
The controversy surrounding the Confederate monuments in New Orleans continues to rage. Frank Stewart, a member of the Monumental Task Committee who was called out specifically by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, took to the New Orleans Advocate to voice his displeasure with the whole process. Read the full...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 03, 2017 - 12:22 pm
The fate of the remaining Confederate monuments in New Orleans is certainly a controversial subject, and it has been from the get-go. The powder keg exploded again when the City of New Orleans took down the Liberty Place monument, renewing the arguments for and against taking the statues. One...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 27, 2017 - 12:50 pm
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is trying to recruit supporters to show they are behind the effort to remove Confederate statues in New Orleans. Through his political action committee, Landrieu sent out emails asking for support. He titled the letter, "It's simple and important: New Orleans is and...
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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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