Baton Rouge Columbus Statue erected to honor Italian Ancestors targeted

Jun 22, 2020 1633

A monument erected in 1990 to honor the Italian immigrants from 1880 to 1910 to Louisiana is how targeted for removal in Baton Rouge. Today many third, fourth, and fifth generation Italians cherish their fathers and mothers from both current and past generations for work ethics leading to a better life for future generations.

Such was the case in the 1980s when fundraising began for statues in New Orleans and Baton Rouge were dedicated as monuments to the immigrants. Both sculptures are by Franco Alessandrini. In June 2020, calls began to remove the Christopher Columbus statue in Baton Rouge as reported on local TV.

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