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Moon Landrieu Remembers The 1969 Battle Over The Confederate Flag

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Moon Landrieu entered politics in New Orleans at a flashpoint in the struggle for racial justice. Three years after he was elected councilman at large, he pushed to desegregate public accommodations. That same year, a heated debate ensued about whether or not to remove the Confederate flag from city council chambers. The Historic New Orleans Collection conducted a series of interviews with Mr. Landrieu over ten years ago and brings us his reflections in this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.


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