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NOLA Removes White Supremacist Monument

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New Orleans is working toward removing symbols from its racist history. On Monday, workers began removing the Liberty Place Monument, a white obelisk commissioned in 1874 by the Crescent City White League, which commemorates the white mobs that killed police officers in an attempt to stop an integrated post-Civil War government. In 1932, an inscription was added, saying 'that the North withdrew troops 'recognized white supremacy in the South' after the group challenged Louisiana's biracial government.' New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told a press conference that 'we will no longer allow the Confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal in the heart of our city.'

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