Take ‘Em Down Organizers Plan Summit

Take 'Em Down NOLA, the coalition of community organizations and leaders that rallied around the removal of confederate-era monuments in New Orleans, will hold a first-of-its-kind summit designed to commemorate, celebrate and strategically align efforts to remove statues and monuments that are symbols of White supremacy. The conference will take...

What We Are Saying: Taking Down Monument in the Middle of the Night Showed Resolve and Determination

The city of New Orleans does more before 6 a.m. than most people do all day—at least when it comes to taking down nuisance monuments. Imagine our surprise early Monday morning upon learning that contractors were busy taking down what was perhaps the biggest nuisance of them all—the monument dedicated...

Future Statue Removals Will Not Be Announced

Because of the security risk and threats placed on contractors seeking to do the work, details about the removal of the statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and the P.G.T. Beauregard equestrian statue will not be provided to the public. Additionally, today, city of New Orleans leaders announced that the city...