Monuments to the lost cause of slavery remain around our country. In Lafayette, a diverse community, a monument to a slave owner general remains as a reminder to minorities of white supremacy.
“The General Mouton statue has been the scene of several protests and rallies calling on the city to remove the Confederate-era monument. Earlier this year, Move the Mindset, a local organization dedicated to removing these types of statues, gathered in Downtown Lafayette to rally for its removal. Read that story, here.
The monument to General Alfred Mouton was erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1922.” (Source)
The statue must go for the good of all citizens. Please let Joel Robideaux and the Parish-City Council know how you feel.