The Beauregard statue was the third of four Confederate monuments Mayor Mitch Landrieu has vowed to remove.
Sculptor Alexander Doyle created the sculpture, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and slated for removal past year after the New Orleans City Council declared it and three other Confederate Era monuments a public nuisance.
Landrieu and supporters of his plan pleaded with the Democrat-controlled city council that the monuments represented racism and white supremacy, while local history professors and opponents said the City acts a public history museum to tourists and locals and should be preserved.
Lee's statue comes down Friday, the last of four Confederate-related statues to be removed from public property in the Louisiana city.
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is expected to give a speech marking the removal of the last of the four monuments on Friday afternoon.
Early Wednesday, a crowd of onlookers cheered as New Orleans removed a monument to General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard, a military hero of the slave-owning Confederate States of America.
Grand monuments to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, along with General Robert E. Lee and others line the street into downtown Richmond. Some argue the monuments symbolize racial injustice and slavery.
While some residents believe the monuments should bepreserved lest history be forgotten, Landrieu said, "It's my job to chart the course ahead, not simply to venerate the past".
"I've never looked at them as a source of pride", Blanchard said. "That we'll take them over here.' That we'll revere them and make them apart of our narrative and to continue to teach about the history" and I think this is this is the most appropriate place for it". But to some it was the most objectionable. At that time, the 1932 white supremacist plaque was covered with a new slab of granite honoring "those Americans on both sides of the conflict who died".
It had been tied up in legal battles over efforts to remove it since at least the 1980s.
Backlash against removing Confederate monuments in the city has been building.
In St. Louis, Missouri, Mayor Lyda Krewson has committed to removing a 32-foot tall Confederate monument from a park. The statue coming down today is the P.G.T. Beauregard equestrian statue on Esplanade Avenue at the entrance to City Park. It was unveiled in 1884. Therefore, the City will not share details on a removal timeline for the Robert E. Lee statue.
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