It never ceases to amaze me how some “historians” or those who want to post blog articles about the South always leave about half the facts out of their articles. Such is the case with Nick Sacco in his article Reflections on the Battle of Liberty Place Monument and the Political Nature of Public Iconography at https://pastexplore.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/reflections-on-the-battle-of-liberty-place-monument-and-the-political-nature-of-public-iconography/
Letts’ take a look shall we?
Mr. Sacco’s first paragraph he states the White league is made up of “ex-Confederates and white supremacist.” My question to Mr. Sacco is how do you know they were white supremacist ? By the inscription on the monument as you posted??? We will get to that later.
Anyway this battle was a uprising against the RECONSTRUTIONIST government of William P. Kellogg. You can read more here at Wili. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Pitt_Kellogg to get a good background on the vent.
As Sacco goes on with his narrative he tells us that the crowd was made up of ex-Confederates. he does not tell us that that the Municipal Police is lead by no other that Confederate General James Longstreet and some 4,000 armed soldiers. That fact is glaring omitted.
Another fact that seems to be missing is P.G.T. Beauregard was an active member of the Reform party that believed Blacks should have voting rights. Oh well these are just they sort of facts that you come to expect the “other” side will deliberately overlook as that tap out their propaganda.
In his third paragraph Mr. Sacco wants to lecture us about race relations in the South— Jim Crow and such. Where races relations any better in the North??/ I seriously doubt it. In fact was the Jim Crow laws started in the Northern states??? I am certain they did. Of course being of superior intellect Mr. Sacco is gonna tell us what his interruption of the statue is.
Moving along, I am getting tired of typing, so I am gonna make a couple of comments and then give you a link to read. These are points I want you to pay attention to—
Sacco’s Italian comment– wrong.
The Inscription on the monument note what the links says about it
You can read the truth at http://www.nolatourguy.com/FrenchQuarter/the-battle-of-liberty-place/
And my last comment think about this–
What is the difference between a white supremist and say a black civil rights activist??? none. But that is a post for another day.