Posts Tagged: statue

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LL Cool J Gets New Statue in His Hometown of Queens

LL Cool J was honored with a statue in his hometown of Queens, NY.  He shared videos and photos of the figure and wrote on Instagram, “Anything is possible. Statue of me in Corona Park, Queens.”  The piece was sculpted by Sherwin Banfield.

Frederick Douglass Statue Vandalized

A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was vandalized over the weekend in Rochester, NY. The monument stood in Maplewood Park, near the site where Douglass would help transport escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad.  On Sunday, it was ripped from its base and found about 50 feet away near the Genessee River. Police don’t know… Read more »

Boston To Remove Statue Of Slave Kneeling Before Lincoln

A controversial statue of Abraham Lincoln will be removed from the Boston’s Park Square. The Emancipation Memorial has long been criticized for its portrayal of an enslaved man kneeling in front of Lincoln.  The monument is a copy of an identical one in Washington, D.C. and has been there since 1879. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh… Read more »