by Douglas C. Sackman
The viral video of the confrontation between birder Christian Cooper and dog walker Amy Cooper in Central park illuminates how nature and race have been constructed in America, giving privileged access to some while turning others into eternal trespassers.
SOURCE: City Journal
Howard Husock argues that the late Richard Gilder's work with the Central Park Conservancy showed the benefits of using private philanthropy to preserve public parks instead of government programs, and praises Gilder's support for the study of American history.
“If Sojourner Truth is added,” the letter reads, “it could obscure the substantial differences between white and black suffrage activists, and would be misleading.”
The abolitionist and women’s rights activist will join Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the proposed Central Park sculpture that had previously been accused of racism and whitewashing history.
SOURCE: History channel
The honorees are Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose statues will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, with which many women won the right to vote.
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