Boston Bends to Protesters, Will Tear Down Emancipation Statue

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 … Continue reading Boston Bends to Protesters, Will Tear Down Emancipation Statue