For those who aren't Civil War history buffs and are unfamiliar with Davis, he was the president of the Confederate States of America who said that Black people are “fitted expressly for servitude.”

NewsOne Now host Roland Martin discusses the removal of the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

"This morning we continue our march to reconciliation by removing the Jefferson Davis Confederate statue from its pedestal of reverence," tweeted Mayor Landrieu before the statue's removal.

State Rep. Tommy Benton has come out in favor of two bills that will formally uphold holidays celebrating Confederate members.