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With Lee Statue's Removal, Another Battle Of New Orleans Comes To A Close - NPR

The New Orleans City Council had declared the city's four Confederate monuments a public nuisance. On Friday police cars circled the last one standing, the imposing statue of General Robert E. Lee, a 16-foot-tall bronze figure mounted on a 60-foot ...and more »

'They were not patriots': New Orleans removes monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee - Washington Post

NEW ORLEANS — They are all gone now. On Friday, the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee became the last of New Orleans's four contested monuments to go, an end to more than 130 years of publicly honoring a man who embodied Southern pride and ...and more »

From Lofty Perch, New Orleans Monument to Confederacy Comes Down - New York Times

NEW ORLEANS — With the yank of a crane and to a cheer from the crowd, Robert E. Lee was lifted off his 80-foot perch, where he had been standing gazing north for most of 133 years, and slowly lowered to the ground. It was the last monument of four to ...and more »

Final Confederate statue comes down in New Orleans - CNN

(CNN) As many onlookers cheered Friday, a crane hoisted the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the top of a monument in New Orleans. It is the fourth, and final, Civil War-era landmark the city has removed since late April. The effort to ...and more »

New Orleans Takes Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee - NPR

Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET. A towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee no longer stands over the city of New Orleans. The hours-long process of removing the statue of the Confederate general who symbolized Southern resistance in the Civil War ended late ...and more »

Robert E. Lee statue removed in New Orleans, last of Conderate monuments to come down - CBS News

NEW ORLEANS -- 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 ...and more »

Louisiana could lose 'world incarceration capital' title under pending legislation -

A look at what effect a compromise criminal justice package pushed by Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana district attorneys could have on Louisiana's prison population. (Graphic provided by Pew Charitable Trusts). Comment. 0 shares. By Julia O ...and more »

The Fight Over Confederate Monuments Is Moving Beyond New Orleans - TIME

Protestors gather at Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. to protest the plans to remove the monument Gen. Robert E. Lee statue on May 13, 2017. Allison Wrabel—The Daily Progress/AP. By Josh Sanburn. May 17, 2017. A crew of workers in New Orleans on ...and more »

Gen. PGT Beauregard was a rebel hero. Now his statue in New Orleans is gone. - Washington Post

At Fort Sumter, he ordered the attack that opened the Civil War. At Manassas, he helped rout the Union army and send its rookie soldiers fleeing back to Washington. And after the battle there in 1861, he championed use of the distinct Confederate flag ...and more »

Robert E. Lee Topples From His Pedestal - The Atlantic

Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. Workers began dismantling the Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans on Friday, and will soon place it in temporary storage with three other such ...and more »