“[We] find it inadmissible that Pedro Reyes, a male artist who does not identify as Indigenous, was selected to represent ‘the Indigenous woman,'” says the group.
Dana King’s sculptures surround a plinth in San Francisco that formerly held a statue of Francis Scott Key, an anti-abolitionist.
Critics say the memorial planned for Rockefeller Park was approved without community input and will significantly reduce green space.
The president also revoked his predecessor’s authorization of harsh prison sentences for those who vandalize monuments.
Billy Frank Jr. spent his life examining and advocating on behalf of treaty rights and environmental protections.
A proposed amendment could make it illegal to put up signs offering historical context on the site of Confederate statues and other monuments.
Movers and Shakers’ new app allows you to insert monumental figures of under-recognized icons like Shirley Chisholm and Toussaint Louverture into public spaces.
The order also decrees new monuments for figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Alex Trebek, and Aretha Franklin.
A tweet from last summer in which Trump authorizes “up to 10 years in prison” for anyone who vandalizes or destroys federal property has resurfaced as a bitter reminder of his bias against progressive activists.
Both US Presidents have been highly criticized for their expansionist agendas and their racist and genocidal policies targeting Indigenous people.
The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and choose a location for the statue of the Brooklyn-born Supreme Court justice.
We do not need to physically preserve these objects to preserve history. The Toppled Monuments Archive seeks to reroute the impulse to preserve these objects altogether.