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Boston Statue of Enslaved Man at Lincoln’s Feet Removed After Intense Pressure

HeadlineDec 30, 2020

In Boston, a statue depicting a formerly enslaved man kneeling before President Lincoln has been removed after the Boston Art Commission voted unanimously to take it down during the summer, at the height of the antiracist nationwide uprising. The vote came after a campaign spearheaded by Boston artist Tory Bullock, who responded Tuesday to the removal.

Tory Bullock: “This is a great day for the city of Boston. In case you didn’t know, this statue has been up for 141 years. And for Boston to be the first place to come up with any kind of legitimate process to decommission these controversial statues in a respectful manner, it warms my heart. It makes me proud. This is a proud day for me and for my city.”

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