Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

Great-great-grandchildren of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee disagree with President Trump that moving Confederate monuments destroys American history and culture.

Stories of New Orleans: As Monuments Go Down, Family Histories Emerge

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and KATY RECKDAHL May 24, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — The debate over the removal of four Confederate-era monuments has stewed here for nearly two years, longer than the city was under Confederate control, and it has not abated...

New Orleans Begins Removing Confederate Monuments, Under Police Guard

By CHRISTOPHER MELE April 24, 2017 New Orleans on Monday began removing four monuments dedicated to the era of the Confederacy and its aftermath, capping a prolonged battle about the future of the memorials, which critics deemed symbols of racism and...