New Orleans Removes First Of 4 Confederate Statues: ‘This Is Not About Politics’ | TIME


New Orleans has begun removing statues that the city’s mayor said were erected to honor the “lost cause of the Confederacy.”
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The first to go early Monday morning was the Battle of Liberty statue, an obelisk that was built to commemorate an insurrection led by a group of white citizens angered by the racially integrated Reconstruction government. Statues in honor of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and the President of the Confederate States Jefferson Davis are also slated to be removed.

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New Orleans Removes First Of 4 Confederate Statues: ‘This Is Not About Politics’ | TIME


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