Confederate Monuments to the Gulf Coast
Some of New Orleans most historical Confederate monuments could be making their way right here to the Gulf Coast.
Beauvoir has made a bid to try and get four signature Confederate symbols in New Orleans moved to the grounds of Beauvoir in Biloxi. This would include the statues and monuments recognizing Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, as well as monuments from the Battle at Liberty Park.
Officials say there is still no indication that New Orleans would agree to relocate the monuments to the Coast but it’s something the city of Biloxi is still hoping to accomplish. Beauvoir museum curator Dennie Spence said, “Beauvoir has a long precedent dating back to the 1950s when the last of our veterans died that we wanted to turn this place into a big monument park, a big memorial garden, statues, fancy garden.”
News 25 spoke with Beauvoir officials this afternoon and they tell us a group in New Orleans looking to build a slavery museum has also bid on the monuments. Beauvoir officials do not want Confederate history in a slavery museum. New Orleans plans to house the monuments in a city warehouse until a new location is set in stone.[mappress mapid=”2111″]
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