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              ROCHESTER, New York (AP) — Police in Rochester were trying to determine Monday who ripped a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass from its base on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in the upstate New York city in 1852. The statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Visitors have been able to tour Abraham Lincolns two-story, 12-room home in Springfield for years. Now a group dedicated to preserving the late presidents legacy is hoping to show people what the dwelling was like when it was a more modest — and cramped — cottage. The Abraham Lincoln Association is raising money to buy land near the historic site downtown Springfield and build a replica of the six-room home that Lincoln bought in 1844. The...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  The Boston Arts Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to take down the city’s historic Emancipation Memorial after activists demanded the statue’s removal. The memorial depicts Abraham Lincoln standing with one arm raised over a freed slave crouched on his knees. Broken chains are depicted around the black man’s wrists and the word “emancipation” is written at the statue’s base. The statue was funded largely by contributions from former slaves, according to WBZ 4....
    Left-wing activists succeeded in forcing the removal of more statues and monuments across the country on Wednesday as statues of General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson and Italian explorer Christopher Columbus were taken down. The statue of Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate General, was removed in Richmond, Virginia, after Richmond Democrat Mayor Levar Stoney, “bucking advice from the city attorney and relying on emergency powers, dispatched a crew to take down the statue after the City Council delayed a vote on removing...
    Medgars wings must be clapping: With Mississippi flag vote, Myrlie Evers hopes America can come together 22 Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Since the Pandemic Began — and 16 That Could Be Next Boston is taking down a statue of Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed Black man © Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The Abraham Lincoln Statue, erected in 1879, by Thomas Ball, is viewed in Park Square in Boston, Massachusetts on June 16, 2020. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via...
    The Abraham Lincoln Statue, erected in 1879, by Thomas Ball, is viewed in Park Square in Boston, Massachusetts on June 16, 2020. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The Boston Art Commission voted to remove Freedmans Memorial from the citys Park Square on Tuesday night.  The statue depicts a formerly enslaved man in broken shackles kneeling before former President Abraham Lincoln.  Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said in a statement that people had been calling for the statues removal for...
    The Boston Art Commission earlier this week voted unanimously to remove a statue depicting a freed slave kneeling at the feet of President Abraham Lincoln, which the panel’s vice-chair said “hurts to look at.” “As we continue our work to make Boston a more equitable and just city, it’s important that we look at the stories being told by the public art in all of our neighborhoods,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement, according to ABC News affiliate...
    The Boston Arts Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to take down the city’s historic Emancipation Memorial after activists demanded the statue’s removal. The memorial depicts Abraham Lincoln standing with one arm raised over a freed slave crouched on his knees. Broken chains are depicted around the black man’s wrists and the word “emancipation” is written at the statue’s base. The statue was funded largely by contributions from former slaves, according to WBZ 4. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat, supported the...
    A Boston committee has voted unanimously to remove a statue of a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet, ABC News reported. Since 1879, the monument, entitled “Emancipation,” or more officially, “The Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial,” has stood in Boston. The statue, which is an exact copy of a monument that had been erected 3 years earlier in Washington, D.C., depicts a freed slave (not intended to be a specific person) kneeling at the feet of Abraham Lincoln....
    Student activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are calling for a statue of former President Abraham Lincoln, who ended slavery, to be removed because, they say, Lincoln is a “symbol of white supremacy.” “Two student organizations, the Black Student Union and the Student Inclusion Coalition, pushed for the statue’s removal in early June, days after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody and protests erupted nationally over racial injustice,” The Wisconsin State Journal reported. “The students’ efforts gained newfound attention...
    The Boston Art Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to remove a statue commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln. The statue, erected in 1879, was the focus of criticism in the wake of protests after the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Some protests had turned violent and targeted statues and monuments considered racist. The statue is called Emancipation Memorial in Park Square and includes a slave based on the historical figure...
    Some University of Wisconsin students are pushing for a statue of Abraham Lincoln to be removed from the Madison campus over his treatment of indigenous groups and black people. The Black Student Union and the Student Inclusion Coalition, both student organizations, called for the statues removal in early June, despite Lincoln ending slavery in the United States. The Black Student Union argues Lincolns legacy also includes several actions that harmed people of color. He ordered the largest mass execution in U.S. history -- 38 Dakota men by hanging --...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield plans to reopen for visitors on Wednesday after shutting down as part of statewide efforts to limit spread of the coronavirus. Museum officials said the property has been cleaned and protective barriers also are installed in some places. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or over the phone. The museum has cut down the number of theater performances and closed access to some exhibits. Visitors will...
    Some students at the University of Wisconsin are demanding a statue on campus of former President Abraham Lincoln be taken down. Nalah McWhorter, the president of the Wisconsin Black Student Union said that just because Lincoln opposed slavery, doesn’t mean he supported equal rights for African Americans. (RELATED: Andrew Cuomo Defends Christopher Columbus Statue, Says It Represents ‘Italian-American Legacy’) “He was very publicly anti-Black,” she said, according to Channel 3000. “Just because he was anti-slavery doesn’t mean he was pro-Black....
    A crowd gathered around the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C.s Lincoln Park on Tuesday night, declaring they would return in force on Thursday night to tear the motherf***er down. But not everyone who showed up was in favor the growing national movement for tearing down monuments. One black female pastor took on the mob, arguing that demonizing white people and destroying statues was not helping their cause.What are the details?WUSA-TV reported that a group called The Freedom Neighborhood organized...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) warned in a Senate speech on Monday about the alarming increase in people disregarding the rule of law across the country and announced that he has requested that Attorney General William Barr bring criminal charges against violent mobs that are destroying property. “In recent weeks, violent mobs have roamed our streets, defacing and tearing down statues and monuments, in most cases with neither resistance from the police nor legal consequences,” Cotton said. “On Friday, a mob...
    The concern is the legacy of white supremacy.Accomplice Vice President Alexander Stephens spelled it out in a March 1861 speech: “Our new govt is launched upon … the excellent truth that the negro is not equivalent to the white gentleman that slavery subordination to the outstanding race is his natural and standard ailment.”This is a make any difference of hate, not heritage.And currently we are seeing Accomplice statues toppled throughout the region and Accomplice flags banned from NASCAR races. Foremost...
    (CNN)More than 155 years after the end of the Civil War, America is finally having a more complete moral reckoning with the Confederacy. The issue is the legacy of white supremacy.Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens spelled it out in a March 1861 speech: Our new government is founded upon ... the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This is a matter...
    On June 16, 1858, more than 160 years ago, a little-known politician delivered a speech at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield after he accepted his partys nomination for U.S. senator. Abraham Lincoln lost his Senate bid that year, but his House Divided speech would make him a nationally known figure and resonate throughout American history. Near the speechs outset, he uttered what has become one of the most famous phrases in American history: A house divided against itself cannot stand, said former Reagan Education...
    Boston residents are petitioning for the removal of a statue showing former President Abraham Lincoln standing over an emancipated slave, saying the image represents submissiveness and inequality, WCVB-TV reported. The statue currently sits in Bostons Park Place. Lincoln is standing with his hand raised over a black slave who is kneeling and has broken shackles on his wrists. It is a replica of Washington, D.C.s emancipation memorial. An online petition, started by a Boston native named Tory Bullock,...
    Boston’s mayor says he’s considering taking down a statue of former President Abraham Lincoln standing before a freed black man after a petition was launched for its removal. Mayor Marty Walsh’s office said he’s “willing to engage in a dialogue with the community about its future in Boston” and looking into the process required to make the change, news station WCVB reported. The statue, which is situated in the city’s Park Square, is a replica of the Emancipation Memorial in...
    In a new interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner, President Donald Trump repeatedly shoved his foot in his mouth and stumbled as he tried and failed to cogently address the issue of racism in the United States. At one point during the discussion, Trump returned to a claim he has made many times, that his time in office has been especially beneficial for black Americans. To justify this dubious claim, he tends to rely on the continuing economic trends that...
    In an advertisement released on Saturday, Republican group the Lincoln Project slammed President Donald Trump as the “most corrupt president in U.S. history,” Raw Story reported. “It’s not a campaign, it’s a billion-dollar criminal enterprise,” the narrator can be heard saying, as images of former Trump advisers flash on the screen. Republican operatives Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn, Rick Gates, Michael Cohen, George Papadopoulos and Roger Stone — all of whom are current or former convicts and, at some point, worked...
    TAMMY ABRAHAM has AGAIN been targeted with disgusting racist abuse from so-called Chelsea fans. The striker was on the end of vile attacks earlier this season following a penalty miss in the Super Cup defeat to rivals Liverpool. 2Tammy Abraham (right) has again been targeted with disgusting racist abuse by so-called Chelsea fansCredit: Getty Images - Getty Abraham revealed that the abuse left his mum in tears after fans attacked him for missing a crucial penalty in the shootout. Following...
    FARRAH Abraham rose to fame for appearing on Teen Mom when she was 16-years-old. She has made headlines for having a career in the adult entertainment industry. 6 Farrah got her start on 16 and PregnantCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here is more about Farrah and her TV pursuits. Who is Farrah Abraham? Farrah Abraham, 29, is a reality TV star, singer, writer, and entrepreneur from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Farrah discovered that she was pregnant when she was 16. She...