Cities Struggle With Columbus Statues as Holiday Approaches

Posted on AllSides October 10th, 2022
From The Center

Two years after statues of Christopher Columbus were caught up in protests following the killing of George Floyd, some cities are still vexed about what to do with them, as interest groups continue to fight about whether the explorer should be celebrated or sidelined.

In Pittsburgh, a 13-foot-tall likeness of the Genoa-born explorer has been wrapped in plastic while a court battle plays out. Chicago’s mayor has yet to decide what to do with two Columbus statues the city removed in 2020. Meanwhile, a statue of Columbus sculpted this past spring to replace one that...

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