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Chicago removes Christopher Columbus statues

The temporary move comes after protesters attempted to topple a statue of the Italian explorer.

christopher columbus - BBC News
9:26am PDT - July 24th, 2020

A historian's view on a Christopher Columbus statue being toppled in Baltimore

Laurence Bergreen discusses the history of Christopher Columbus as protesters topple a statue in Baltimore

christopher columbus - Fox News
4:07am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Maryland Governor calls Christopher Columbus statue removal “the antithesis of democracy”

On the same day that President Trump was condemning the removal of controversial monuments, cheering protesters took aim at more statues in Connecticut and Maryland. Tom Hanson reports.

christopher columbus - CBS News
3:56pm PDT - July 5th, 2020

Opinion: The problem with the Hamilton movie

This Fourth of July weekend, which finds much of America reeling from a rocky first half of 2020, the mainstream and social media hype can be summed up in three words: Hamilton is back. The play has won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and, acco…

christopher columbus - CNN
10:18am PDT - July 5th, 2020

WATCH: Ronald Reagan Dedicates Christopher Columbus Statue in Baltimore

The statue of Columbus that Black Lives Matter tore down was dedicated by President Ronald Reagan to honor the Italian-American community.

christopher columbus - Breitbart News
9:53am PDT - July 5th, 2020

Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled by Baltimore Protesters

BALTIMORE — Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday night.

christopher columbus - Breitbart News
7:37am PDT - July 5th, 2020

Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled by Protesters in Baltimore and Thrown Into Harbor

Protesters in Maryland pulled down the statue of Christopher Columbus using ropes and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor on Saturday.

christopher columbus - Time
7:12am PDT - July 5th, 2020

Baltimore Protesters Tear Down Christopher Columbus Statue, Dump It In The Harbor

Mayor's spokesman reportedly calls action part of a "re-examination" of monuments and statues that may "represent different things to different people."

christopher columbus - The Huffington Post
11:14pm PDT - July 4th, 2020

As Statues Come Down Nationwide, Trump Seeks to Establish a ‘Garden’ of U.S. Heroes

President Donald Trump wants a “National Garden of American Heroes” to pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history.

christopher columbus - Time
1:34pm PDT - July 4th, 2020

Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden' of US heroes

Trump has a vision of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes.”

christopher columbus - ABC News
1:19pm PDT - July 4th, 2020

Trump orders statues be protected from 'mob rule'

"Anarchists" who damage US monuments should face up to a decade in prison, the president says.

christopher columbus - BBC News
6:26pm PDT - June 26th, 2020

Fact check: Can Trump direct the punishment of monument vandals?

President Donald Trump said on Twitter Tuesday that he has "authorizes the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument."

christopher columbus - ABC News
12:40pm PDT - June 24th, 2020

Spanish minister stands up for Columbus statues amid global protests

The education minister in Spain's leftist coalition government defended the country's numerous statues of 15th century navigator Christopher Columbus against calls by anti-racism activists to tear them down amid a wave of global protests.

christopher columbus - Reuters
2:53am PDT - June 18th, 2020

Richmond protesters down third Confederate statue

Demonstrators in Richmond tore down another Confederate statue Tuesday night, news outlets reported. It honored a Civil War artillery unit. Protesters have torn two other confederate statues and one of Christopher Columbus in recent weeks. (June 17)

christopher columbus - USA Today
8:49am PDT - June 17th, 2020

California to remove Columbus statue from state Capitol after 137 years

The announcement comes as public sentiment sours against monuments to historical figures seen as racist or imperialist.

christopher columbus - Politico
6:43pm PDT - June 16th, 2020

St. Louis removes Columbus statue, latest monument after racial protests

A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from a St. Louis park, officials said on Tuesday, the latest monument taken down in response to nationwide protests over racial inequality.

christopher columbus - Reuters
11:38am PDT - June 16th, 2020

Controversial memorials are surprisingly easy to pull down. Fixing the world that built them is harder. - The Washington Post

  1. Controversial memorials are surprisingly easy to pull down. Fixing the world that built them is harder.  The Washington Post
  2. Cuomo, de Blasio don't want to see Christopher Columbus statue removed or NYC's Columbus Circle renamed  CNN
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    christopher columbus - The Washington Post
    12:13pm PDT - June 13th, 2020

This map shows how many Confederate monuments and symbols still stand in the US

  • Mayors and state governors, colleges, and other organizations have already taken down or are considering removing Confederate monuments, banning Confederate flags, and renaming places currently named after Confederate leaders.
  • Protesters and…

    christopher columbus - Business Insider
    6:25am PDT - June 13th, 2020

Here's where Confederate statues and memorials have been removed

George Floyd's death has spurred action from cities as they remove Confederate memorials and reform their police offices.

christopher columbus - ABC News
9:24am PDT - June 12th, 2020

Why Christopher Columbus wasn't the hero we learned about in school

As a response to the nationwide protests and conversation surrounding racial inequality, people have been tearing down statues of Columbus and bringing awareness to the cruelty he brought upon the indigenous community.

christopher columbus - CNN
4:04am PDT - June 12th, 2020

WATCH: Christopher Columbus statue in Houston’s Bell Park vandalized

Protesters tossed red paint on the statue’s face and hand and placed a cardboard sign reading "rip the head from your oppressor."

christopher columbus - ABC News
3:03pm PDT - June 11th, 2020

7 arrested after Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in Miami

It is one of several Columbus statues to be damaged amid protests over George Floyd's death.

christopher columbus - CBS News
9:16am PDT - June 11th, 2020

Christopher Columbus statue in Boston beheaded

Across the country, there is a movement to remove statues of slave owners and colonizers, as well as Confederate symbols

christopher columbus - CBS News
7:07am PDT - June 11th, 2020

Virginia protesters tear down Confederate statue, explorer monuments defaced in Miami

Protesters tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis along the famed Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday night. In Miami, demonstrators spray-painted statues of Columbus and Ponce de Leon, leading to arrests.

christopher columbus - CBC News
6:43am PDT - June 11th, 2020

Watch Protesters Tear Down the Statue of Jefferson Davis in Virginia

At least six monuments to white supremacy were torn down across the U.S. on Wednesday.

christopher columbus - Vice News
5:35am PDT - June 11th, 2020