The Vieux Carre Commission will consider this week whether to support calls for the removal of a monument celebrating a white supremacist uprising in New Orleans.
The so-called Battle of Liberty Place monument was erected in honor of members of the White League who attempted to overthrow the state’s biracial Reconstruction-era government in 1874. Nearly 40 people were killed in the fighting.
The monument is one of four that Mayor Mitch Landrieu proposed should be removed from public property after Dylann Roof, an avowed white supremacist, is charged with killed nine people at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this year.
The other three monuments celebrate Confederate officials: Gen. Robert E. Lee, President Jefferson Davis and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard.
The Battle of Liberty Place monument, on Iberville Street, is the only one that will be reviewed by the VCC because it is the only one within the area that it oversees.
The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council chamber in City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.