Moon Landrieu

Moon Landrieu Remembers The 1969 Battle Over The Confederate Flag

Jun 19, 2020
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.