From Lofty Perch, New Orleans Monument to Confederacy Comes Down

A statue of Robert E. Lee, ensconced on a 80-foot perch for 133 years, was removed Friday. It was the last of four Confederate monuments taken down in New Orleans.

New Orleans Removes Beauregard Statue, and Subdued Crowds Look On

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON May 17, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — A little after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, a crane was hauled to the entrance of City Park, signaling that the final retreat of the Confederate general Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard had begun. It took some...

New Orleans Begins Removing Confederate Monuments, Under Police Guard

By CHRISTOPHER MELE April 24, 2017 New Orleans on Monday began removing four monuments dedicated to the era of the Confederacy and its aftermath, capping a prolonged battle about the future of the memorials, which critics deemed symbols of racism and...