A monument honoring the abolition of slavery was dedicated in Richmond, Virginia, just two miles from where a hulking statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once prominently stood.
The 65-foot guitar rivals the height of other state Route 66 attractions, such as Tulsa's Golden Driller (75 feet) and the 66-foot bottle sculpture at the Pops Soda Ranch in Arcadia.
Prince William will take his children to visit the statue of Princess Diana over the next few days before it is revealed to the world on Thursday (01.07.21).
Tulsa Race Massacre survivors Viola Fletcher, Lessie Randle and Hughes Van Ellis were centerpieces of event.
Visible outside the campus' main building, the concrete monument features settlers on horseback, in wagons and on bicycles racing to stake their land claims in the April 22, 1889, land run. The carved words on it read, "May the spirit of the pioneers always be with us."
Demonstrators said the monument leaves out the perspectives of indigenous Americans.
"As a Native American, I have long been appalled at America’s ubiquitous honoring of Andrew Jackson," Cobert writes. "Jackson’s ethnic cleansing forced my people (Creek/Chickasaw/Cherokee) from our ancestral homelands to Indian Territory. Thousands died before, during and immediately after the Trail of Tears. How can the architect of a Native Holocaust be so venerated? His image more appropriately belongs in a museum alongside that of Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Mao and Lenin. Not on our public grounds or the $20 bill."
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"We have long held that each generation gets to reconsider what historic figures it wants to honor," the editorial says. "The Confederacy the military leaders fought for was built to sustain slavery, and it is wrong to continue to honor them.
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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskins Jr. said both monuments, placed on capitol square nearly 100 years ago when the property was a county courthouse and owned by the state, needed to be removed because "it was time for a change."
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