“When monuments mislead, they are taking space that could go to other, more accurate histories, or to artworks that pose questions instead of asserting answers.”
To displace the bronze statue would be to destabilize the very idea of nation and surrender the coveted allure of primacy in the Americas.
Hiding in plain sight, the box obscures a vast legacy of inequality without undoing it. It removes the most visible source of conflict without addressing the root causes.
A new piece created by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes depicting an Olmec woman is slated to go up on October 12.
On July 4, a group of protesters tore down a Christopher Columbus statue in Little Italy.
In New York City, thousands are calling for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues, which can be found in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.
The Twin Cities branch of the American Indian Movement (AIM) led a group of protesters in removing the Columbus statue — one of multiple monuments to the colonizer that has been defaced or brought down this week.
On Tuesday night, San Jose’s City Council voted to relocate a statue of the Italian colonizer that has been standing in City Hall for years.
Hundreds of people came out to attend a decolonization tour of one of New York’s most popular museums.
Video footage showing someone taking a sledgehammer to the memorial’s base was posted on Popular Resistance’s YouTube channel this morning.
In the subterranean network of caves on Mona Island, 41 miles west of Puerto Rico, archaeologists have discovered a series of engravings by both indigenous people and the early European colonizers.
Someone in Detroit celebrated Columbus Day this year by taping an ax to a bust commemorating the explorer, splashing on some red paint for full dramatic effect.