“What has been lost in this cathartic moment of tearing down monuments which glorify centuries of slavery, white supremacy, and racial capitalism, is what we plan on putting up in their place. It’s easy for our elected officials to take down monuments, but it’s even harder to do the work of intentionally curating monuments that honor black women. If we do not hold our elected officials and greater communities accountable to committing to erect new monuments that present a more honest account of this nation’s history, we’re not addressing the full extent of the problem.”
Our founders recently published an op-ed in Chicago Tribune Opinion highlighting the need to shift the national conversation on monuments to honoring the black women in our nation’s history! Check it out here:
As the debate over monuments sweeps across America, it is critical to discuss what is missing.