Civil rights icon Mary McLeod Bethune, a White House mainstay during the Roosevelt era that played a prominent role in his Black Cabinet, makes her grand return to the U.S. Capitol in the form of a statue that will sit in the National Statuary Hall.
NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was removed from Central Park on Tuesday. New York City’s Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel’s recommendation to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims for relocation to […]
We can only imagine what Ray Lewis‘ mind is tripping on today as reports circulate that a petition to remove his statue from Ravens Stadium is gathering steam. As we said earlier in our story about Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller losing his gig as a spokesperson for a Denver car dealership, sometimes, when you […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A century before the fight to end Jim Crow segregation laws, Octavius Valentine Catto was leading a civil rights movement in Philadelphia. The 19th-century educator and activist fought for a better education for black students, led efforts to desegregate the city’s streetcars and pushed for equal voting rights — all before he […]
DALLAS (AP) — Crews have removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal and carted it away from a Dallas park named for the Confederate general. In an unannounced but expected move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to Lee Park, where it lifted the large statue […]
First, it was Missy Elliot, whose hometown of Portsmouth, VA had a petition signed by over 24,000 people to replace a Confederate statue. This came out of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacist and neo-Nazis met around the statue of Robert E. Lee on the University of Virginia campus. They were protesting […]
A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. will be placed on the same property in Atlanta where two statues of Confederate officials stand, according to NPR. The new statue of the civil rights leader is expected to be unveiled today, the 53rd anniversary of his famous “I have a dream” speech. In the state capitol, […]
A petition to replace a Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Va. with a statue of hometown rapper Missy Elliott surpassed its initial target of 15,000 signatures in four days and has left the Grammy-winning artist “humbled.” Nathan Coflin, a Portsmouth native, filed a change.org petition last week to take white supremacy, “flip it and reverse it” […]