The sculpture will be a hooded figure whose face will have a reflective surface, so viewers can find their own reflection when standing before it.
The 2020 video shows Greene saying that to preserve lessons of history, she'd defend statues of people she disagreed with.
Biden also rescinded an order that directed the Department of Justice to prioritize prosecutions for individuals who vandalized federal monuments.
Fox News host Bill Hemmer speculated that biblical figures could be struck down by cancel culture. The news anchor floated the idea in a segment on changing the names of statues in Chicago. “If they start cancelling American presidents, they will come after Bible characters next,” he said. Visit the […]
Bill Hemmer's comments were about a Chicago committee formed amid protests over the summer to review the names of 41 statues, including 5 of Lincoln.
Activists pulled down a statue of Canada’s first prime minister John A. McDonald on Saturday, according to reports. The head of the statue can be seen bouncing on the paving slabs in the video circulated widely on social media. John A.McDonald, a Canadian founding father, is remembered for both his […]
Police in Rochester, New York, found a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass removed from its base in Maplewood Park on Sunday. The statue had been disposed of by a nearby river gorge, and police are investigating the incident. Douglass gave his famed “What to the Slave is the Fourth of […]
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 […]
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, […]
President Donald Trump is threatening protesters toppling and vandalizing statues with up to ten years in prison, citing a law designed to protect memorials honouring veterans. The Veterans’ Memorial Preservation Act states that anyone who damages or destroys a statue, plaque, or monument honouring a veteran for their service in […]
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 […]
A Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was found beheaded on Wednesday morning. In Richmond, Virginia, protestors pulled a Columbus statue down on Tuesday night, and dragged it into a nearby lake. Boston’s mayor said the Columbus statue in his city will be put in storage until officials decide […]
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. […]
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 […]
In the wake of nationwide protests against racial injustice, protesters are calling for the removal of Confederate statues across the country. There are 775 Confederate monuments and statues in public places in the US, according to the Southern Poverty Law Centre. Business Insider identified some of the most common Confederate […]
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