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Laine Kaplan-Levenson / WWNO

A third confederate monument in New Orleans was removed in the middle of the night. The statue of P.G.T. Beauregard that once stood at the entrance to New Orleans’ City Park is now gone.

It took almost 7 hours for workers to strap the statue of confederate general PGT Beauregard and his horse to a crane and lift it onto a flatbed truck. Karen Murray was there in protest. She wiped away angry tears as she watched workers set up in the dark.

Monuments Vote: A Path To More Change?

Dec 16, 2015
PaulScrawl

New Orleans City Council votes Thursday on an ordinance to remove four Confederate monuments. The mayor introduced it after nine black churchgoers were shot by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina over the summer. Hundreds of New Orleanians and many out-of-towners spoke before the council last week at a public hearing.

As New Orleans officials consider removing four Civil War-era monuments, two members of the City Council are declaring their objections. They center on the process.

A statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is one of four monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has said should be replaced.
Jason Saul

Four monuments in New Orleans honoring its Confederate past could be replaced. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says it’s time to let go of symbols of a divisive history and replace them with others reflecting a culture of unity for the future.

A statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is one of four monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has said should be replaced.
Jason Saul

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak on Thursday about race and reconciliation. He’s marking the one-year anniversary of a program called The Welcome Table designed to build community relations.