Contact Us

Caddo Parish Commission Votes To Remove Confederate Monument

Erin McCarty
Erin McCarty

The Caddo Parish Commission has voted this afternoon to remove the Confederate monument that stands in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse in Downtown Shreveport. The final vote was 7-5

A motion was made during the meeting to move the vote to remove the monument to a public ballot. That motion was voted down on a 7-5 vote.

During this afternoon’s meeting, Caddo Parish Commission President Steven Jackson paused public comments at one point, and asked those in the audience who were to support taking the monument down to rise from their seats. About 90% – 95% of the audience rose to their feet. After that, he asked for all who oppose taking the monument down to rise, only a small handful in attendance stood.

Earlier today Caddo Commissioner Mike Middleton joined Robert & Erin on KEEL, and said that he considers today’s Commission vote to remove the Confederate monument from the grounds of the parish courthouse is “symbolic.”

Subscribe to KISS Country 93.7 on

This is honestly just the beginning of a process. There are potential legal challenges, though during the meeting the validity of those challenges was brought into question by multiple public commentators.

Meantime, the United Daughters of the Confederacy is soliciting donations on their website for legal defense.

We will have continuing coverage of this as more news develops.

NEXT: WHO OWNS THE LAND THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IS ON?

Best of Kiss Country 93.7

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mykisscountry937.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kiss Club VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kiss Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.