Replace the statue in Jackson Square with one of Mahalia Jackson.

Replace the statue in Jackson Square with one of Mahalia Jackson.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 1,500!
At 1,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!

Lord David started this petition to New Orleans City Council & Mayor Cantrell

It's time to remove the statue of Andrew Jackson from Jackson Square.
Jackson was a notorious racist, owning over 160 slaves, and behind the ethnic cleansing of thousands of Native Americans.
By clearing the Cherokee from the American South, Jackson hoped to open up more land for cultivation by slave plantations. His image is a horrifying blemish on our history, and serves as a cautionary tale of greed and hate, not as a symbol to be honored.

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer, referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States".
Her legacy of music, the arts, and inclusion of black people in long overdue civil rights issues, stands as a beacon to this very day.

By replacing the statue of Andrew Jackson with one of Mahalia Jackson, not only will the City retain it's famously named park, but will cast a new light on exactly which Jackson is revered as heroic. No matter which 'Jackson' is intended in any mention, let the statue of Mahalia serve as a reminder of who really made New Orleans as famous as it is today.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 1,500!
At 1,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!