News

Boston is taking down a statue of Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed Black man

The Boston Art Commission voted to remove “Freedman’s Memorial” from the city’s Park Square on Tuesday night. The statue depicts a formerly enslaved man in broken shackles kneeling before former President Abraham Lincoln. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said in a statement that people had been calling for the statue’s removal […]
Boston is taking down a statue of Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed Black man
News

Jon Stewart says he doesn’t remember Republicans being mad about erasing history when the Saddam Hussein statue was toppled in Baghdad

Jon Stewart appeared on an episode of “The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah” on Thursday, and lampooned the hypocrisy of Republican claims that tearing Confederate statues down would “erase history.” The recent police killing of George Floyd, and deaths of other Black Americans, have sparked international anti-racism protests, […]
Jon Stewart says he doesn’t remember Republicans being mad about erasing history when the Saddam Hussein statue was toppled in Baghdad
News

Trump called for protesters who deface statues to face prison time, after demonstrators targeted a statue of President Andrew Jackson right outside the White House

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday saying he authorised federal officials to “arrest anyone” who vandalised statues or monuments on federal property. In the tweet he appeared to be asking federal agencies to enforce rules that already exist. Trump does not have direct jurisdiction over most US law enforcement. On Monday […]
Trump called for protesters who deface statues to face prison time, after demonstrators targeted a statue of President Andrew Jackson right outside the White House
News

12 cringeworthy statues of famous people that look nothing like them

Many statues of famous individuals turn out hilariously inaccurate. First lady Melania Trump’s statue, unveiled in her hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia in July 2019, looks like a discolored lump of wood. Lucille Ball’s statue in New York state has been nicknamed “Scary Lucy” because of her terrifying facial expression. […]
12 cringeworthy statues of famous people that look nothing like them
News

13 of the world’s most controversial monuments

Not all monuments are universally beloved. While some simply took a while for locals to come around to, others still inspire controversy. That could be due to their subject matter, their histories, or their appearance. Monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus are coming under fire for memorializing a polarising figure. Visit […]
13 of the world’s most controversial monuments