SOURCE: The New Republic
It's Up to McCarthy to Remove Statues of Slavers from the Capitol
A third of the artworks in the Capitol depict slaveholders. Whether they're replaced with other works, possibly those celebrating liberators, is largely up to the new House Speaker.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Statue of Chief Justice Taney Never Belonged in the Capitol
by Corey M. Brooks
“If a man,” famed Massachusetts radical Charles Sumner asserted, “has done evil during his life he must not be complimented in marble.” Instead Sumner demanded “the name of Taney … be hooted down the page of history.”
Replace the Alexander Hamilton Stephens Statue With One of John Lewis
by Isaac J. Bailey
Stephens's "Cornerstone" speech declared the Confederacy's dedication to slavery and white supremacy. His statue in the U.S. Capitol should be replaced with a statue of a champion of democracy.
Five Rejected Designs for the US Capitol Building
How would you feel with one of these structures in place of the familiar dome on First Street?
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