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Boston statue depicting a freed slave kneeling before Lincoln coming down

1 day ago   |   By Boston Herald

A statue in Boston's Park Square depicting a freed slave kneeling in front of Abraham Lincoln is coming down 141 years after is was given to the city.
The Boston Art Commission has voted unanimously to remove the monument - known as the Emancipation Group statue or the Freedman's Memorial. It's located just off Boston Common.
Mayor Martin Walsh backed the decision Tuesday night.
“After engaging in a public process, it's clear that residents and visitors to Boston have been uncomfortable with this statue, and its reductive representation of the Black man's role in the abolitionist...
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Boston Art Commission unanimously votes to remove controversial Lincoln statue

Boston Art Commission unanimously votes to remove controversial Lincoln statue

1 day ago   |   By WCVB

There have been calls to take down the sculpture, which depicts a freed slave kneeling at the feet of President Abraham Lincoln.
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