Confederate Monuments Are Gone In New Orleans

Wochit Headline News - Saturday, 20 May 2017
After decades standing sentinel over New Orleans, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that at times hearkened back to the divisiveness of the Civil War they commemorated. Late Friday the last of the monuments β€” a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee facing defiantly north with his arms crossed β€” was lifted by a crane from its pedestal. As air was seen between Lee's statue and the pedestal below it, a cheer went out from the crowd who recorded the history with their phones.

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