Statues commemorating the Confederacy remain in some towns in the US South, though its principles promoting slavery and oppression of blacks are in disrepute. Some towns have removed these statues in the face of heavy opposition. A former Mayor of New Orleans describes how his thinking evolved toward a decision to remove the statues in his city, and the issues it brought forth.
- Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor, New Orleans, LA, and author, In the Shadows of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History
Links for more information:
- New York Times Q&A Article by John Williams – “Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Mayor of New Orleans on Rethinking Southern History”