Take 'Em Down NOLA calls for widespread removal of

Take 'Em Down NOLA calls for widespread removal, renaming of 'symbols of White Supremacy'

A little more than two weeks after a federal appeals court ruling that cleared the way for removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle and three other monuments related to the Confederacy, Take 'Em Down NOLA, the grassroots group that has fought for the monuments' removal, is calling for the city to expand its plans.

New Orleanians should not be satisfied with the removal of the four monuments, and instead push for a much more widespread clearance of monuments, street names, school names and other tributes to those tied to white supremacy, leaders of Take 'Em Down NOLA told a crowd of supporters during a Thursday night (March 23) meeting at Cafe Istanbul in the Marigny.

"If we are serious about taking down these white-supremacist monuments, then we need to take them all down," said Malcolm Suber, a coordinator for the group. "This is just a partial victory."

 

Full List of Demand


Take 'Em Down NOLA list of targets for removal or renaming: 

Street names 

Palmer Avenue 

Calhoun Street 

General Taylor Street 

Claiborne Avenue 

Galvez Street 

Jefferson Davis Parkway (Mayor Mitch Landrieu has also called for Jefferson Davis Parkway to be renamed after recently retired Xavier University president Norman Francis). 

General Ogden Street 

Ulloa Street  

Tulane Avenue  

Governor Nicholls Street 

Poydras Street 

Forshey Street 

General Early Street 

Robert E. Lee Boulevard 

Beauregard Avenue 

Walker Street 

Mouton Street 

Bragg Street  

Lane Street 

Polk Avenue 

Slidell Street 

Lee Street  

Beauregard Drive  

General DeGaulle Drive 

School names:  

Tulane University  

Henry W. Allen Elementary  

McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School  

KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts  

ReNEW McDonogh City Park Academy 

Lusher Charter School  

Lusher Charter Elementary School 

Hospital names:  

Touro Infirmary  

Tulane Medical Center  

Monuments: 

P.G.T. Bureaugard, at the City Park entrance near Esplanade Avenue. 

Jefferson Davis at Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway. 

Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan at Jefferson Davis Parkway and Banks Street.  

Confederate Brig. Gen. Albert Pike monument at Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway. 

Henry Clay at Lafayette Square. 

World War 1 Memorial arch at 3800 Burgundy Street (Take 'Em Down NOLA cites the segregation of names of black soldiers from the names of white soldiers as a reason for wanting this monument's removal). 

Andrew Jackson monument in Jackson Square. 

Justice Edward Douglass White in the 400 block of Royal Street. 

Bienville monument at Conti and Decatur and North Peters streets. 

Battle of Liberty Place monument near the foot of Iberville Street. 

John McDonogh statue at Lafayette Square. 

Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle.

This post was edited on 3/24 at 7:04 am

Getting pretty tired of these persons of African decent trying to appropriate our white history and change it.

Orwell's Ministry Of Truth

martinburke - Compared to all the other things the city has done to shoot itself in the foot and ensure its continuing status as a third-world city, this is small potatoes.

And we had to expect this from the current mayor. He's just like his father. The buttplug doesn't fall far from the ass.

We've been trying to resuscitate this city for 50 years an it's a lost cause. It's time that the productive citizens accept the fact and stop pouring in good money after bad. The future is elsewhere. Move business and industry out of the city and let the parasites fend for themselves for once in their miserable, useless lives.

Is the mayor the same person wanting to change the "culture" of bourbon street?

The Lord wants New Orleans to be a chocolate city

- Federal Inmate #428-35319

They should rename all those streets various versions of MLK since that whole city is a fucking ghetto. And in every city MLK street or BLVD is the worst part of the city.

DONT TREAD ON ME 

Those morons oppose anything white regardless of whether someone was a confederate or not. They'd take down Helen Keller if they could.

That city needs another Katrina.

some american subgroups are such whining complainers

some other american subgroups are the opposite of whiners and complainers

 

i wonder which groups are doing better for themselves, as a whole

"the buttplug doesn't fall far from the ass" deserves more attention.

yes, rename all the "white streets" after black figureheads

malcom X blvd, MLK Drive, shabazz court, etc....

 

will surely drive up the tourism

ptper - Getting pretty tired of these persons of African decent trying to appropriate our white history and change it.

Well, ask them if the name has to be changed to the name of a non-White supremacist, or if it has to be named after a 'prominent African-American'.  It should spell it out pretty clearly what the real goal is.

DON'T YOU GOD DAMNED TOUCH THAT GENERAL ROBERT E LEE STATUE YOU SONS OF BITCHES

Lol at all the confederate generals being white supremacists. Most just wanted to defend their homes against an invading army. Lets just expunge all history that offends us while we are at it

General Lee is an American hero. Anybody that thinks otherwise is a faggot.

Never feel bad for a city built below sea level.

I would love to visit NOLA and stroll down historic Master P Avenue and walk through the Hot Boys district.

martinburke - Compared to all the other things the city has done to shoot itself in the foot and ensure its continuing status as a third-world city, this is small potatoes.

And we had to expect this from the current mayor. He's just like his father. The buttplug doesn't fall far from the ass.

We've been trying to resuscitate this city for 50 years an it's a lost cause. It's time that the productive citizens accept the fact and stop pouring in good money after bad. The future is elsewhere. Move business and industry out of the city and let the parasites fend for themselves for once in their miserable, useless lives.

You're crazy. The city is booming. Start-ups all over the place, real estate through the roof. New high-end restaurants going into central city--Central City! It's nuts. Almost every neighborhood has been transformed.

What I hear people complain about now is how the old, slow way of life is disappearing and how everyone is getting priced out by yuppies.

I know from other comments you live around here, but your post sounds like something from an entrenched suburbanite stuck with an early 2000's attitude towards the city.

But it's gentrification on steroids across the city. There are people living in parts of the city where you wouldn't stop at a red light in 2004, and their houses are worth over 750k, and they have a coffeeshop on the corner and a pilates studio next to it and a Michelin-rated restaurant a few more blocks over. Totally insane.

ANYWAY, that aside, changing the names of the streets is bullshit.