A Boston statue depicting a formerly enslaved man kneeling beneath President Abr…
A Boston statue depicting a formerly enslaved man kneeling beneath President Abraham Lincoln was removed Tuesday, according to the mayor’s office. The “Emancipation Group” statue has stood in Park Square since 1879. “The decision for removal acknowledges the statue’s role in perpetuating harmful prejudices and obscuring the role of Black Americans in shaping the nation’s fight for freedom,” said a spokeswoman for Mayor Marty Walsh. Walsh’s office said the statue was moved to a storage facility until a new location is selected.
(📸: Steven Senne/AP)
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