Let's rechristen Lee Circle as Allen Toussaint Circle, with an appropriate memorial.
There isn't a more fitting individual or a less divisive solution to the "monument issue." Few New Orleanians have contributed so much to the city, the nation and the world - advancing our culture, creating amazing music with such a huge diversity of artists. As Jazz Fest's Quint Davis said, "he was a one-man Motown."
Only Louis Armstrong could approach his stature, and of course he has a park and an airport named in his honor.
At this time of great sorrow for all lovers of New Orleans music and culture, such a move would unite us in a way we have not seen since the events of 10 years ago.
Please honor the amazing musical legacy of Allen Toussaint by renaming the divisive Lee Cicle after this wonderful artist who cared so much for New Orleans and her people.