In New Orleans, General Lee joins Confederate monuments removed as symbols of 'terror'
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 standing sentinel over this Southern city, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that at times hearkened back to the divisiveness of the Civil War they commemorated.
The last of the monuments -- a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee facing defiantly north with his arms crossed -- was lifted by a crane from its pedestal late Friday. As... read more
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