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New Orleans responding to Alabama mayor

5 years 1 week 1 day ago Monday, June 19 2017 Jun 19, 2017 June 19, 2017 8:02 PM June 19, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The mayor's office in New Orleans says it is preparing a response to the request that it turn over recently removed Confederate-related monuments to a city in Alabama.

Hanceville Alabama Mayor Kenneth Nail recently wrote to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to request a donation of the monuments for display in Hanceville's Veterans Memorial Park.
In a statement Monday, the mayor's office said it is working on a request for proposals from nonprofits and government agencies that will place the monuments in what New Orleans officials deem to be a more appropriate place than the high-profile spots they once occupied.
Landrieu proposed their removal after the 2015 slayings of nine black parishioners in South Carolina.

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