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New Orléans Dismantles Monument to Failed Coup

Accepted submission by butthurt at 2017-05-01 15:37:25

A 2015 New Orleans Times-Picayune article [] tells how New Orléans' Vieux Carré Commission [] recommended that four monuments be removed. Three of them honour

[...]Confederate generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy [...]

The other monument

[...] was erected in 1891 to honor the 16 members of the White League who died during an insurrection against the integrated Reconstructionist government in Louisiana, which was based in New Orleans at the time.

Various news outlets are reporting that the latter monument, an obelisk, has been dismantled at the behest of the city government, and that the others are also set to be dismantled.


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