On April 24, 2017, the city of New Orleans, the Chocolate City, began removing monuments and statues honoring the Confederacy.
As an aside, and lest you think I’m a racist for describing New Orleans as a Chocolate City – those are not my words. They are the famous words of then-Mayor Ray Nagan, explaining that after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans would rebuild and be majority black. The honorable former mayor is now better known as federal inmate No. 32751. He wasn’t sentenced to 10 years in the federal pen for being black. He was/is a crook.
The city began by removing an obelisk “which was erected in 1891 to honor members of the Crescent City White League who in 1874 fought in the Reconstruction-era Battle of Liberty Place.”