Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Jefferson Davis Statue No Longer Stands In New Orleans03:44

Jefferson Davis Statue No Longer Stands In New Orleans03:44

Early this morning, workers contracted by the City of New Orleans removed the Jefferson Davis Monument located on North Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street.

"We need not honor these individuals and moments from the past that do not meet our standards of decency, equality and nondiscrimination", said Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey.

In video footage, the Jefferson Davis monument can be seen being lifted by a crane and removed.

Cuck is slang used by white nationalists as an offensive term for cuckold. Bulletproof vests were apparent on the Confederate sympathizers, but guns, from either side, were not visible.

Protesters gather before a monument of Jefferson Davis is removed in New Orleans on Thursday. The administrators say the monument is technically on school grounds.

Joseph Crespino, the Jimmy Carter Professor of American History at Emory University, said the main difference between New Orleans and Atlanta is one of placement.

Beauregard commanded the attack at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, that marked the outbreak of the Civil War.

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"Poverty and ignorance created the KKK", Burkhalter said.

Street names will also have to be renamed thanks to Landrieu's plan, as the area encompassing the Robert E. Lee monument is famously known as 'Lee Circle'. "That didn't happen here", referring to the sometimes-violent clashes outside Lee's statue. "I'm fighting the 1860s".

Schmitz also suggested adding new statues rather than taking down the old.

The New Orleans monuments are mostly in well-traveled public places. The museum offered, instead, its own stark terms: "The city is to relinquish full ownership and control of the Confederate Monument to the Missouri Civil War Museum and walk away from the issue forever".

Davis' statue was the second of four monuments to the Confederate era that the City Council, at Landrieu's behest, voted 6-1 to take down. After legal battles delayed the work, the first - a granite obelisk honoring whites who rebelled against a biracial Reconstruction government - came down late last month. According to the network, workers removed the statue in the dead of night to reduce the chances of problems. The lawsuit, filed by Richard Marksbury in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, says the city can not legally take down the statue of because it does not own the memorial or the land it's on.

Richard Marskbury filed the lawsuit Monday.

That case was in reference to a bronze statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T Beauregard, who is depicted on horseback at the entrance to New Orleans City Park. "Those who want the monuments in their current position really feel that their status has been eroded".

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