Today we complete the removal of the four Confederate statues which celebrated the Cult of the Lost Cause by removing Robert E. Lee statue.
This morning we continue our march to reconciliation by removing the Jefferson Davis Confederate statue from its pedestal of reverence.
Today, we take down the Battle of Liberty Place statue-originally erected to honor individuals who killed members o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Choosing to remove the last four of our city’s Confederate monuments is not about taking something away from someone else. It is not about politics, or about blame or retaliation. I knew that taking down the monuments was going to be tough, but you elected me to do the right thing, not the easy thing. This is what that looks like. I hope you'll take a moment to watch my full speech: Link