2020-07-03

Boston Lincoln Liberation Slave Statue will be removed, Mayor:Both citizens and tourists feel uncomfortable with it

By ddzyx

According to the report of the Boston Herald on June 30th, affected by the anti-racial discrimination wave in the United States, the city’s art committee has voted to voluntarily remove a memorial located in the city centerLincoln statue of liberating slaves.

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statue Contains two characters, of which standing upright is former US President Lincoln. He put one hand on the”Declaration of the Emancipation of Black Slaves”, the other hand raised above the head of the black man beside him, and the black slave beside Lincoln leaned down. Body, kneeling on one leg.

This statue was a gift to Boston from a politician more than 140 years ago. Although the moral of the statue is that free black people thank President Lincoln, many people have long been dissatisfied with”white president Lincoln standing And the black slave kneeled” the visual design. After the outbreak of anti-racial discrimination protests in the United States, more Americans demanded that the statue be removed.

Reports that Boston Mayor Walsh has expressed support for the city’s art committee’s decision. He said that after public discussions, both citizens and tourists felt uncomfortable with the statue.

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The New York Museum will dismantle the Roosevelt statue, the curator said:it’s time to move it

After the statue of the third president of the United States, Jefferson, and the first president of the United States, Washington, were pushed down by demonstrators, the statue of former US President Theodore Roosevelt was about to”fall”. On June 21st local time, the Natural History Museum in New York City, USA announced that it would dismantle the Roosevelt statue at the entrance of the museum.

According to the New York Post’s report on the 21st, this statue has stood at the entrance of the museum since 1940. The statue depicts Roosevelt riding on horseback. Native American man and a black man.

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Source of the statue of Roosevelt at the entrance of the New York Museum of Natural History:”New York Post”

According to the British”Guardian” report, the museum announced on 21st that it will demolish the statue and submit it to New York City Government applies. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said in a statement that he agreed to the museum’s removal of the statue,”because it clearly portrays black people and Aborigines as conquered and understated people. New York City Support the museum’s request. The removal of the problematic statue was the right decision at the right time.”

The museum director Ellen Futter told the media:” In the past few weeks, our museum has been deeply moved by the growing racist movement that emerged after George Freud was killed.”

She added:” In the United States, we see more and more people using statues as a symbol of systemic racism. In short, it’s time to move it.”

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