Excerpt of New Orleans mayor’s speech on Confederate statues | Tampa Bay Times


The last of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans was removed last Friday, and while construction workers were removing the statue of Robert E. Lee, Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered a powerful and brutally honest speech about the Confederate monuments, the reason they were erected, and why they must come down.

Here’s an excerpt:

Source: Excerpts of New Orleans mayor’s speech on taking down Confederate statues | Tampa Bay Times

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