Vote Set for Today on Confederate Monument
The Caddo Parish Commission is set to vote today on the future of the Confederate Monument outside the Courthouse. LSU Shreveport Associate Professor of Political Science Jeffery Sadow says he expects the panel to vote to remove the statue.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the statue and the parish has kept no official record of who currently owns the land which it stands on. Sadow say this could create problems if the council does vote to remove the monument.
A Citizens Advisory Committee recommended removing the statue, but the final decision is up to the Commission. No word yet on how much it will cost to move the statue.
Dr. Sadow says the monument was placed on the location of the last capitol of the Confederacy. He says the statue received the designation to be on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 but that likely won’t affect if the monument can be removed or not.
Sadow says the community has not made much public noise keeping up the monument or removing it.