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 - NAACP Youth Group Asks City To Remove Symbol...
NAACP Youth Group Asks City To Remove Symbol NEW ORLEANS (UPI) - Members Members of the NAACP youth council have asked the city to remove a monument the Ku Klux Klan says honors white supremacy. "The mayor and others have said the the monument doesn't pose any problem, that it's just a historical historical structure," said council advisor advisor Llewelyn J. Soniat. "But if the Klan is going to rally around it. and we know what the Klan stands for. then it must represent some of those things." Klan members, who are meeting this week in St. Bernard Parish. plan to march to the Battle of Liberty Liberty Place monument erected at the foot of Canal Street by the Crescent City White League. An inscription on the stone monument monument says it commemorates the overthrow of carbetbaggers who ran the city after the Civil War. In 1974. Mayor Moon Landrieu, heeding protests from black groups, placed a plaque at the monument declaring the battle and the monument are important to the city's history.

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 11 Sep 1976, Sat,
  3. Page 41

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