It is highly likely that by the close of Thursday, a majority of the Caddo Parish Commission will have voted to remove the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Civil War monument from the north lawn of the Caddo Parish Courthouse. Such a vote is inevitable. Even should the monument survive, another six-six vote will simply punt the issue to a future elected body to mull.
I was honored to be part of a citizens advisory committee appointed by the Caddo Parish Commission charged with proposing a course of future action concerning the Confederate monument on the parish courthouse's north lawn. Our committee eventually proposed a constructive plan to add monuments to place the existing one in proper context. The commission voted against debate and consideration of it at its Sept. 18 work session, but the topic likely will arise again.
John Andrew Prime, a former long-time Shreveport journalist, was one of nine members of a citizen advisory committee appointed by the Caddo Parish Commission to recommend what, if anything, should be done with the Confederate monument at the parish courthouse. He delivered these remarks at the Aug. 10 meeting at which the committee voted 5-3 to recommend leaving the monument in place while adding an historical plaque and two more monuments of "equal in size and grandeur."
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