centralparknyc: Anna Hyatt Huntington was once one of the most successful sculptors in the United States in the early 20th century. Her work can be seen all around New York City, including on Central Park South where her monumental work depicting José Julián Martí, a Cuban patriot, journalist, and poet marks the Park’s entrance at Artists’ Gate. Show More Summary
The city of Louisville can remove a 121-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers that critics have objected to as an emblem of slavery, a state judge ruled on Wednesday. In a ruling from the bench, Jefferson Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman dissolved her temporary order from three weeks ago...
On a choice spot overlooking Washington's most stately monuments, a new museum swathed in bronze will showcase the tragedy and triumph of black America. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, 100 years in the making...Show More Summary
On the campaign trail yesterday in the still-contested primary election, would-be Democratic-presidential-nominee Hillary Clinton unveiled part of what could be a monumental new child-care plan for the United States. Speaking at a campaign stop in Lexington, Kentucky, Clinton said that child-care expenses should be "capped" at 10 percent of a ... More »
H.K. Edgerton is currently walking across the state of Florida in support of Confederate heritage and the battle flag. Yesterday, while paying his respects at the Hemming Park Confederate Monument in Jacksonville, H.K. was approached by a couple members of a local KKK chapter, who took issue with his embrace of the Confederate flag. Fortunately, […]
Proving his alliance with the LGBT community, President Obama has decided to make New York City’s Stonewall Inn the first gay rights monument in the United States. The Condé Nast Traveler has the news. “The Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village may soon be the spot of a new national monument.... Show More Summary
President Obama is expected to commemorate the United States' first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York City near a tavern that many claim is the birthplace of the American LGBT rights movement.
President Obama is set to make history by naming the first ever national monument to the gay rights movement in the United States. The White House, reports the Washington Post, is expected to name the a small portion of New York City’s Greenwich Village as a national monument recognizing the birthplace of the modern gay... Show More Summary
Germany has no monument to the slave state that was the Third Reich or to its leaders that betrayed Germany. Why does the American South? Best course is to honor the memory of the dead and to remember the evil of the period. During a...Show More Summary
The last time we saw Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, he had passed a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol and was trying to fundraise for it.For his latest publicity stunt, he's denouncing Target's bathroom policy which allows trans people to use the appropriate bathrooms. Show More Summary
A new report identifies some 1,500 memorials to the Civil War’s losing cause, from schools to state holidays, ranging from the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest.
It was only fitting that today, Earth Day, marked the monumental signing of the Paris Agreement in New York. This agreement, signed between the United States and 170 other countries, is an plan to work together to reduce carbon emissions worldwide. Show More Summary
Yesterday the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report that catalogs examples of Confederate iconography across the United States. The report is well worth downloading and reading and includes a state-by-state list of monuments and a wide range of public sites named in honor of the Confederacy and its leaders. It is not comprehensive, but […]
In March, the Oklahoma State Senate approved a ballot measure that would allow citizens to vote on whether or not to put a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.It was a new way to get the monument back on government grounds after the previous one was declared illegal by the state's Supreme Court. Show More Summary
The world has been blue with mourning since learning of Prince's passing Thursday, but now cities around the U.S. are lighting up purple to honor the late musician. Bridges in the pop star's home state of Minnesota, where he died at...Show More Summary
A replica of one of the most iconic monuments destroyed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square Tuesday. The six-metre (20 feet) tall scale recreation of the Triumphal...Show More Summary
The Monumental Arch of Palmyra, built by the Romans and destroyed by Islamic State, has been restored, at the cost of around $145,000, thanks to 3D technology.
A replica of the Roman Arch of Triumph, the 1,800-year-old Syrian monument destroyed by Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in October 2015, was erected in London’s Trafalgar Square on Tuesday as part of World Heritage Week. Created...Show More Summary
The historic red brick home at 144 Constitution Avenue has been there since 1800, but more than its longevity, the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, which has been redubbed the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, is remarkable...Show More Summary
A new veterans memorial in Albia, Iowa is being criticized by Americans United for Separation of Church and State because the taxpayer-funded monument includes 21 marble Christian crosses: