Petition: Rename Lee Circle, Brees Circle

A petition is circulating that calls for Lee Circle in New Orleans to be renamed Brees Circle in honor of the Black and Gold’s most beloved athlete. A statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee once stood high above the circle where uptown meets downtown. Petition creator Blake Ivey says the idea came to him last April.

“After the statues were down there were meetings, and I was interested in what they were going to replace it with. The first thing that came to mind was, who’s done so much for the City of New Orleans,” said Ivey.

The removal of Confederate statues led to heated, weeks-long confrontations between pro and anti-confederate monument factions across the city at several monument locations…

 

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