This episode originally aired on June 24, 2020.
The statue of Christopher Columbus at City Hall will be removed in response to calls against the glorification of the man who colonized the Americas at the expense and slaughter of thousands of Indigenous people.
Confederate statues and monuments across the country have been vandalized as well, beheaded, dumped in rivers, and in some cases officially removed in response to the protests against racial discrimination and inequality.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we discuss public statuary, what it means, when it should endure and how we decide when it’s time to put it away
- Elizabeth Brown, Columbus City Councilmember
- Megan Wood, director of cultural resources, Ohio History Connection
- Rita Fuller Yates, Columbus historian, Columbus Landmarks Foundation and lifestyle expert
- John Low, associate professor in comparative studies, Ohio State Newark
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