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Teaching Truth: Remarks on the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Truth: Remarks on the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

This is the full text of the remarks delivered on May 19, 2017 by the mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, upon his removal of the last of the city's several Confederate monuments.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>More Than Stones & Symbols (Text 5)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set that encourages dialogue and critical reflection about how Confederate symbols continue to influence society today. The final text in this set is a speech given by the mayor of New Orleans regarding the removal of Confederate monuments in his city. This text challenges students to reflect on the views presented throughout this set and consider how Confederate symbols can negatively impact society. Encourage st

Mitchell J. Landrieu
Common Dreams

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do symbols of the past impact individuals today?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.5 - Text Structure, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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