In New Orleans, Confederate Monuments Are Gone

Wochit Headline News - May 20, 2017

They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St.

Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.

But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that at times hearkened back to the divisiveness of the Civil War they commemorated. The last of the monuments โ€” a statue of Gen. Robert E..


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