First Confederate monuments removed in New Orleans

But New Orleans is standing up for human decency and recognizing that, while we must remember the dark chapters of our history, we have no obligation to pretend we are proud of them.

This is one of four statues the city's mayor Mitch Landrieu wants to move to a place with more historical context. The name of the company on the truck's sides was concealed by tape and cardboard, and the workers wore black vests, yellow helmets, and pieces of cloth to cover their faces.

Now, the city has decided that it will continue to shed its reminders of segregation by removing four prominent Confederate and white supremacist monuments that were standing in public spaces.

New Orleans has joined the movement to remove symbols of the Jim Crow South and the Confederacy.

The other three monuments slated for removal are the Robert E. Lee monument which stands in Lee Circle, the Jefferson Davis statue which is on Jefferson Davis Parkway at Canal Street and the P.G.T. Beauregard memorial which stands at the entrance to City Park on Esplanade Avenue. In a statement, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, "All of what we will do in the next days will be created to make sure that we protect everybody, that the workers are safe, the folks around the monuments are safe and that nobody gets hurt".

"Relocating these Confederate monuments is not about taking something away from someone else", Landrieu said. This is not about politics, blame or retaliation. "This is not a naive quest to solve all of our problems at once".

The statues will be placed in storage while the city finds a museum or another facility for them, according to officials.

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It was changed to "State Holiday" in 2015 after Dylann Roof carried out a fatal attack on a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

In New Orleans, as in many other places enacting these removals, push-back has been strong.

The statue even has the following written on it: "United States troops took over the state government and reinstates the usurpers but the national election November 1876 recognized white supremacy in the south and gave us our state".

"All of what we will do in the next days will be created to make sure that we protect everybody, that the workers are safe, the folks around the monuments are safe and that nobody gets hurt", Landrieu said. According to the AP, the monument's removal was scheduled for the early morning hours due to "death threats and fears of disruption".

The city of New Orleans has removed the first of four confederate-era monuments in the historic city.

As some Southern states celebrate the pro-slavery Confederate States of America, New Orleans is tearing down symbols of its racist past. That's why people who were very much for it.

Erected in 1891, the monument commemorates an 1874 attack on the racially integrated city police and state militia by the white supremacist "Crescent City White League", the mayor's office said.

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