SOURCE: The New Republic
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
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.”
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.
How would you feel with one of these structures in place of the familiar dome on First Street?
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