Other institutions are taking down statues. Here’s why we’re installing one.
This summer’s social unrest at times centered on how, over centuries, Americans have memorialized some people and events that in a more contemporary context would not be deemed worthy of celebration in a statue or monument. It has raised some interesting questions about the range of meanings a symbol can have across different communities. The reaction in some quarters has been to take statues and monuments down.
Originally published: November 10, 2020
Author: John Garvey
Institution: Catholic University of America
Published by: University Business