Kathleen Flynn, NOLA, June 28, 2015
The statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard has been spray-painted with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ on both sides of its base. The statue stands at the main entrance to City Park in the circle where North Carrollton and Esplanade avenues intersect, directly in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Beauregard was considered the first prominent general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. According to New Orleans Historical, it took twenty years to raise the $22,000 needed for the monument, which was completed in 1915.