For a few years now, Lee Circle has been statue-less and in need of a new name. Now, we may have a great idea on our hands.
A new Change.org petition has popped up, wanting to turn the former Lee Circle in “Leah’s Circle”, after the recently passed away Leah Chase, famed New Orleans cook and figure.
According to the post:
“Mrs. Chase has been a tireless champion for New Orleans’ food and culture and has made an enormous impact on not just New Orleans, but the United States through her tireless commitment to civil rights and her work to uplift our communities. Mrs. Chase represents the best of New Orleans. Honoring Leah Chase with a statue would be a well-deserved honor in the spirit of the Crescent City and its proud residents.”
At the time of this writing, the petition is 18 hours in and already at 1,500 supporters.
Bill Arceneaux has been an independent writer and film critic in the New Orleans area since 2011, working with outlets like Film Threat, DIG Baton Rouge, Crosstown Conversations, and Occupy. He is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association and is Rotten Tomatoes approved. You can read his other pieces and reviews here.