Tag: municipal-action

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01 July 2020 / / colonizers

The statue of Christopher Columbus in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Missouri was removed on 16 June 2020 by the action of the Park’s Board of Commissioners.1

19 June 2020 / / confederates

A 30-foot obelisk Confederate monument, which had stood for 112 years, was taken down in the downtown Decatur square in response to a judge's order.

18 June 2020 / / confederates
18 June 2020 / / confederates

Three days after the statue was splashed with discoloring chemicals1, the “Memorial to Company A, Capitol Guards” was placed on May 15, 1911 by “Friends And Relatives Of The Capital Guards And By The Citizens Of Little Rock Under The Auspices Of The Robert C. Newton Camp, United Sons of Confederate Veterans”2.

15 June 2020 / / colonizers / slavers

A 1990s statue of 16th century Spanish colonizer Juan de Oñate was removed by Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, prior to a planned protest by activists who had long decried the statue's presence.

13 June 2020 / / confederates / slavers
12 June 2020 / / colonizers
12 June 2020 / / slavers
12 June 2020 / / colonizers
12 June 2020 / / confederates
12 June 2020 / / colonizers

A statue of British naval officer John Fane Charles Hamilton was removed by the city of Hamilton, New Zealand, at the request of local Maori.

11 June 2020 / / colonizers
09 June 2020 / / colonizers
09 June 2020 / / confederates
09 June 2020 / / slavers
08 June 2020 / / confederates
07 June 2020 / / slavers

Bde Maka Ska (“White Earth Lake”) in Minneapolis, Minnesota was restored to its original Dakota name after a multi-year legal battle. It had been named for John C. Calhoun, a slaveowner, racist, and vocal advocate of slavery.

04 June 2020 / / colonizers / racists

The statue depicting the Texas Ranger Captain Jay Banks1, titled “One Riot, One Ranger” has been removed from Dallas Love Field Airport by the City of Dallas2.

02 June 2020 / / racists
31 May 2020 / / confederates

Protesters pulled down a statue of Charles Linn, a captain in the Confederate Navy, and forced the city to remove the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument of which it was a part.

11 August 2018 / / colonizers / war-criminals

A statue of Sir John A. McDonald was removed by city action in August 2018 as part of a municipal process of reconciliation with local First Nations.

17 April 2018 / / racists
07 October 2017 / / confederates

A Confederate memorial built by the United Daughters of the Confederacy was removed from a park on George's Island, MA after being boxed up for months.

19 May 2017 / / confederates / slavers
28 September 2015 / / confederates

A Maryland park that had been named for Robert E. Lee in 1945 was renamed by the city of Baltimore after the June 2015 Charleston church massacre.