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In addition to his efforts to remove Confederate monuments from New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu confronts racial divisions in the American South in his 2018 book, "In the Shadow of Statues.". Obama shares a personal memory with regards to the book: "A few years ago, I eulogized the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was slain by a white supremacist in his church in Charleston, South Carolina. And I’ll never forget something Clem said while he was alive: 'Across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history. We haven’t always had a deep appreciation of each other’s history.' That’s something Mitch takes to heart in this book, while grappling with some of the most painful parts of... Full story

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