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Monday, December 21, 2015

NEW ORLEANS VOTES TO REMOVE 4 CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM LEE CIRCLE

In New Orleans the area known as "Lee Circle will lose the statue of its namesake after the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday (Dec. 17) to remove four monuments related to the Confederacy from their prominent perches around the city....


The four statues were erected between 1884 and 1915, after Reconstruction and during the era of Jim Crow. While three depict figures deeply influential within the Confederacy, the fourth, the Battle of Liberty Place, honors an 1874 insurrection of mostly Confederate veterans who battled against the city's police and state militia [to restore a more overt white supremacy during reconstruction]"


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http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/12/confederate_monuments_lee_circ.html