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Protesters: Remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Published Thu Jun 25 2020 15:55:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Calls are mounting for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet. Critics say the monuments erected in the 1870s may have intended to celebrate the end of slavery in the U.S., but in a nation that's confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens, their design is offensive. The original Emancipation Memorial was erected in Washington’s Lincoln Park in 1876. Three years later, a copy was installed in Boston, home to the statue’s white creator, Thomas Ball. Protesters vowed to tear down Washington statue Thursday evening.
by By WILLIAM J. KOLE
Protesters: Remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln
Protesters: Remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln