The beheaded Christopher Columbus statue got a lot of attention in Waterbury on Friday. First, police announced an identity of the suspect they were looking for in the Fourth of July decapitation.
Police are investigating an act of vandalism after a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was removed from its base at a park during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Rally held to celebrate New Haven Board of Ed.’s decision to change name of Christopher Columbus Family Academy
The New Haven Board of Education voted Monday night to commit to changing the name of the Christopher Columbus Family Academy.
In New London and New Haven, vandals damaged statues of Christopher Columbus who landed in the Bahamas before coming to America.
PARIS (AP) — Paris police blocked anti-racism groups from leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris on Sunday to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave trade or colonial-era abuses. Instead, the protesters marched around a monument in front of the French capital’s Museum of Immigration, waving signs with proposed […]
The Italian-American community in Waterbury is on a mission to save and repair the Christopher Columbus statue that was discovered decapitated in the early morning hours of July 4th.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. Hachalu Hundessa was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a dramatic change in […]
Some Americans are calling for a new national anthem amid the nationwide trend of removing monuments, statues and other symbols that have ties to slavery.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister apologized on Friday to critics who accuse him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the […]
PARIS (AP) — Vandals have defaced a monument celebrating the abolition of slavery in southern France, in an apparent response to growing anger over entrenched racism and calls for the removal of monuments to historical figures tied to colonialism and the slave trade. Statues to people with links to France’s colonial past and slavery have […]