From an email:
“On Monday, October 12th between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Arm in Arm DC organizers will host an action to protest both the current Union Station redesign plan and the continued recognition of Christopher Columbus through the name Columbus Circle and the Columbus statue outside of the station. We will also be conducting a voter registration drive during the protest.”
Full press release: Read More
Thanks to Randall for sending: “I don’t know when it was removed, but they did a very good job of hiding the evidence.” The Society of the Cincinnati’s website says:
“The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Read More
Photo by Perri Smith
Perri reports last night from Lincoln Park:
“Protesters trying to pull down a statue of Lincoln with an enslaved person at his feet in Capitol Hill”
The designers of the Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park in DC didn’t take into account the views of African Americans. It shows. Blacks too fought to end enslavement. That’s why I’m introducing a bill to move this statue to a museum. pic.twitter.com/A0MOnISH1N
— Eleanor Holmes Norton (@EleanorNorton) June 23, 2020
Sign says: “This statue honors Major George B. McClellan, a decorated UNION Army officer.”
Thanks to Jonathan for sending: “It seems someone took the liberty of making these signs and putting many of them around the McClellan statue on Connecticut and Columbia NW. Not quite NPS official signage…”
From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office:
“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will introduce legislation to remove the Andrew Jackson statue from Lafayette Park in the District of Columbia, citing Jackson’s ownership of slaves and genocide of Native Americans. Read More
“The statue, dedicated in 1901, was located in Judiciary Square about half a mile from the U.S. Capitol. It was built at the request of Masons who successfully lobbied Congress to grant them land for the statue as long as Pike would be depicted in civilian, not military, clothing.” Read More
Photo by James0806
It’s time the National Park Service put that statue in a museum and replaced it with a new one worthy of the formerly enslaved people who paid for it!”
14 and R Street, NW
Thanks to MD for sending. Anyone happen to catch who the artist is?
Gah, I totally forgot to post these awesome Lego sculptures sent by Nikki. So cool:
Thanks to Judy for sending more info about Jeanne D’Arc’s sword restoration.
“A+E was filming. NPS reps said History Channel funded the restoration as part of the filming of a program for Women’s History Month. The plan is to air it before the end of March. History Channel has also funded a guard for the weekend to make sure she is protected for some kind of program scheduled in the park, at the statue, for Monday at 4.
Here’s the link where the program should appear if you don’t catch the initial broadcast.”
I took some more photos on Saturday:
Check out a video of the dedication with President Harding in 1922 here.
More photos after the jump. Read More
Thanks to Michael and Katie for sending the good word!!