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Statue by Vinnie Bagwell to replace controversial monument in Central Park

Earlier this year in April, New York City made the choice to remove a statue honouring J. Marion Sims, the 19th century doctor sometimes called the ‘father of modern gynaecology.’ Sims made his mark on the medical world at the cost of enslaved black women who were experimented on, sometimes in death, without consent. The […]

Letting the public weigh in on a controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt

Memorial statues have become a point of contention in the US in recent years, specifically those that perceivably glorify the triumphs of some at the cost of others. Statues from the American Civil War period have received particularly strong criticism leading to their defacement, protests, and in some cases, their removal. One well-known statue, though, […]