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Jul 22 2020
The House on Wednesday will vote on removing Confederate statues from the Capitol, with Democrats saying "shameful reminders of systemic racism" no longer should be honored inside the home of U.S. democracy.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and members of the Congressional Black Caucus made the moral case for removing the statues that have symbolized America's history of slavery andFox News (Online News)
Jun 22 2020
Just in the past few weeks, demonstrators — mobs, really — have destroyed or defaced the following statues across the United States. Or, unelected bodies have decided to remove them with no input from the public.PJ Media
Jul 22 2020
A measure seeking to remove the bust of former Chief Justice Roger B. Taney — who wrote the majority opinion in the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision that said Black people were not U.S. citizens — along with racist and Confederate statues in the Capitol passed the House 305-113 Wednesday.
It is a legislative response to nationwide calls for statues that honor the country’sRoll Call
Jun 23 2020
President Donald Trump issued a threat to anyone defacing a monument of former President Andrew Jackson, saying they'll face a decade in prison for doing so.
As protesters across the street from the White House spray painted the Jackson monument in Lafayette Square Monday night, in addition to defacing St. John's Episcopal Church, Trump called the acts "disgraceful" in a late-nightNewsmax (News)
Jul 07 2020
A statue of Frederick Douglass was ripped from its pedestal in upstate New York on Sunday, the day marking the 168th anniversary of the American abolitionist giving one of his most seminal speeches condemning slavery.
Rochester police said that the statue was taken from its base in Maplewood Park and carried about 50 feet to a site near the Genesee River gorge, according to TheThe Hill
Jul 04 2020
Protesters in Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and dumped it into the harbor Saturday.
Video posted on Twitter showed a group using ropes to pull the statue from its pedestal in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood as others cheered. It was then rolled to the city’s Inner Harbor and pushed into the water, The Baltimore Sun reported.HuffPost
Jul 04 2020
The White House unveiled an executive order Friday evening to create a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will feature statues of prominent Americans.
The executive order, which President Trump announced during a Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore, comes as the nation grapples with calls to tear down Confederate statues across the country and address other racistThe Hill
Jul 08 2020
In recent weeks President Trump has railed against tearing down statues across the country — and has been particularly dogged in his defense of Confederate monuments. But his argument that they are benign symbols of America’s past is misleading. An overwhelming majority of Confederate memorials weren’t erected in the years directly following the Civil War. Instead, most were put up decadesFiveThirtyEight
Jun 28 2020
The Justice Department is charging four men with destruction of federal property over an attempt to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.
In a criminal complaint unsealed on Saturday, the DOJ alleges that Lee Michael Cantrell, 47, Connor Matthew Judd, 20, Ryan Lane, 37, and Graham Lloyd, 37, participated in a June 22 attempt to tear down the statue in Lafayette Park,NPR (Online News)
Apr 17 2022
Of the 200 statues at the U.S. Capitol, 14 are of women; RBG and Sandra Day O’Connor will soon join the ranks
Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — the first women to sit on the highest court in the country — are joining the relatively short list of women memorialized as sculptures at the U.S. Capitol. Bipartisan legislation to add statues of the two Supreme Court justices to the Capitol was spearheaded by women lawmakers, passed the Senate last December, passed the House at the end of MarchThe Fulcrum