Donor Pays to Remove Confederate Statues


new orleansAn anonymous donor has agreed to pay for the removal of four Confederate statues in New Orleans, the city’s deputy mayor announced in a letter to the city council this week.

The total cost for removing Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, and a memorial to the Battle of Liberty Place is estimated to be $126,000.

“These four statues stand in direct contradiction to the ideal of freedom enshrined in our Constitution and their presence in our city was meant to perpetuate a false history that literally puts the Confederacy on a pedestal,” the deputy mayor wrote. Read more at the Times-Picayune.



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