The renaming is part of a much larger and ongoing reckoning over the city's historical ties to slavery and racial discrimination.
By Associated Press
Local high school students convinced Pennsylvania’s Historical and Museum Commission to commemorate Philadelphia’s 1967 Black student walkouts. Soon afterward, city officials removed a statue honoring the former police commissioner who ordered the young protesters beaten.
By Benjamin Herold, The Hechinger Report
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees cast doubt on whether the new statue would be allowed to stay, noting that it “was the work and decision of a London-based artist.”…
By Associated Press
Some statues of figures from America’s slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate monument ever crafted — colossal figures carved into the solid rock of a…
By Kate Brumback, Russ Bynum, Associated Press
By William J. Kole, Associated Press
Calls are mounting for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed Black American kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet.
By Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
The historic South Carolina city of Charleston is removing a symbol of its legacy. City crews are working to take away a statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. vice president whose zealous defense of slavery led the nation…
Cities around the country are grappling with whether to keep or take down monuments. In Louisville, Kentucky, a monument honoring confederate soldiers has been the source of controversy for years, even after its removal. Forty miles to the southwest, in…
The removal of the statue took place early Saturday morning, after the university discovered that the statue had been vandalized Wednesday night.
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