New Orlean's Landrieu's Legacy
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New Orlean’s Landrieu’s Legacy

As Mitch Landrieu (land-roo) enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans, the politician has garnered less attention to what’s been built, and more for what’s been taken down: Century-old landmarks, three of which honored Confederate leaders and one heralding white supremacy, have disappeared from the city landscape at his behest. Emotional debates, state and federal court battles and tense confrontations at monument sites marked the process. The drama played out over the nearly two years since his proposal to remove the four monuments in December 2015.
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