Falling Down: History's Toppled Statues And Monuments https://www.rferl.org/a/toppled-and-destroyed-statues-and-monuments-from-history/30667614.html
As public debate rages over the removal or vandalism of statues in the United States and the United Kingdom, we look back on some of the monuments brought down in recent history.https://www.rferl.org/a/toppled-and-destroyed-statues-and-monuments-from-history/30667614.html
“History is littered with the shattered remains of toppled statues, and more are toppling now in the American South” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/world/controversial-statues-monuments-destroyed.html
Toppling Monuments, a Visual History https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/world/controversial-statues-monuments-destroyed.html
“A statue of Edward Colston was tossed into Bristol harbor and monuments to King Leopold II were defaced in Belgium.” @artnet https://news.artnet.com/art-world/colonial-monuments-topple-europe-1880991
“A statue of King Leopold II in Antwerp has been taken down by Belgian authorities” @VICE
“a guide for teachers to begin conversations with their students about the toppling of Colston’s statue..relationship between some public statues and Britain’s role as a colonising and imperial power” https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/reflecting-statues-and-uks-colonial-past
“easy to blame the criticism and ultimate collapse of these symbols on..heat of the current moment. But academics, writers and activists have been trying to remove statues for years” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/13/monuments-white-supremacy-obscure-history-colonial-crimes-thats-why-they-must-come-down/
“Statues of colonialists and brutal leaders..toppled by protesters or removed by governments..as campaigns to bring down monuments to historical figures tainted by racism and slavery spread around the world” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/is-this-the-end-for-colonial-era-statues/vp-BB16d9hQ
President Reagan challenges Gorbachev to "Tear down this wall".
“June 12, 1987..famous Cold War speeches, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘tear down’ the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the..Communist era..Germany” https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-challenges-gorbachev-to-tear-down-the-berlin-wall
“Russia alone had around 7,000 concrete and stone memorials to the father of the first Communist state.”
Where Have Russia's Lenin Statues Gone? https://theculturetrip.com/europe/russia/articles/where-have-russias-lenin-statues-gone/
“Opponents argue that they honor history. Proponents counter that most Confederate #statues were erected long after the war—as a way of opposing civil rights, not celebrating battlefield valor” https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/03/06/when-should-we-rename-schools-and-pull-down-statues/
Why a U.S.-led coup seven decades ago still matters to young Iranians. #statues @haaretzcom https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-why-a-u-s-led-coup-seven-decades-ago-still-matters-to-young-iranians-1.9082408
The Toppling: How the Media Inflated the Fall of Saddam's Statue in Firdos Square.
“How saturation media coverage of the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue in..fueled the perception that the war had been won” @propublica https://www.propublica.org/article/the-toppling-saddam-statue-firdos-square-baghdad
Video:Libyan protesters destroy Gaddafi monument https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8333302/Libyan-protesters-destroy-Gaddafi-monument.html
“There Are No Nostalgic Nazi Memorials.
Americans could learn from how drastically German society has moved away from the nadir of its history” #statues https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/germany-has-no-nazi-memorials/597937/
“Confederacy and Nazi Germany were motivated..by white supremacy—the belief that white people are superior...have the right (and obligation) to dominate non-white” https://www.bustle.com/p/does-germany-have-statues-of-hitler-nazis-are-not-remembered-like-confederate-generals-77400
The Statues Were Toppled. What Happens to Them Now? @nytimes https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/arts/design/fallen-statues-what-next.html
What city leaders, museum officials and historians decide will have implications for how we remember the history the statues were designed to represent, as well as our current moment.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/arts/design/fallen-statues-what-next.html
#RhodesMustFall—It was Never Just About the Statue.
“Originally directed against a statue that commemorates the colonial icon Cecil John Rhodes..wave of student protests..called for the ‘decolonisation’ of universities“ https://za.boell.org/en/2018/02/19/rhodesmustfall-it-was-never-just-about-statue
#RhodesMustFall in Conversation with Achille Mbembe PART 1 filmed by Wandile Kasibe, @YouTube
“What does bringing down the statue of a late 19th century privateer have to do with decolonizing a 21st century university?” #highered #cdnpse https://africaisacountry.atavist.com/decolonizing-knowledge-and-the-question-of-the-archive
“larger ambitions of the movement—that is, to bring out into the open institutional racism in university life in South Africa and Britain, and to decolonise education—speak to concerns that many have had for a while” https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/16/the-real-meaning-of-rhodes-must-fall
The long read: After the nation’s long retreat from multiculturalism and the return of a rose‑tinted memory of empire, it is no accident that the Rhodes Must Fall movement has come to Britainhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/16/the-real-meaning-of-rhodes-must-fall
Univ of Oxford's Oriel College recommends removal of Cecil Rhodes statue amid protests.
“The statue in question depicts a 19th century British colonist” #highered @ABC https://abcnews.go.com/International/university-oxfords-oriel-college-recommends-removal-cecil-rhodes/story?id=71316850
University of Oxford's Oriel College is calling for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes, a 19th-century British colonialist.https://abcnews.go.com/International/university-oxfords-oriel-college-recommends-removal-cecil-rhodes/story?id=71316850
#RhodesMustFall:Nibbling at Resilient Colonialism in South Africa,Frances B Nyamnjoh
Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire, Eds B Kwoba, R Chantiluke, A Nkopo
“Amherst was a highly decorated military man and an advocate of biological warfare against Indigenous people” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/jeffery-amherst-history-complex-1.4089019
As an initiative to change the name of Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site on P.E.I. is being debated, a researcher weighs in on the history of Jeffery Amherst.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/jeffery-amherst-history-complex-1.4089019
Lord Jeffery Amherst, the town namesake who attempted a Native American genocide.
—Amherst College +mascot “Lord Jeffs”
—Amherst, Nova Scotia
—Rue Amherst, Montréal https://buffalonews.com/news/local/history/lord-jeffery-amherst-the-town-namesake-who-attempted-a-native-american-genocide/article_98700bfe-a89b-52e8-974a-dfbb0698cd9c.html
Sue Miller Young’s 1965 definitive history of the Town of Amherst says that the town was indirectly named for British North American Commander-in-Chief Lord Jeffery Amherst. Indirectly, because when...https://buffalonews.com/news/local/history/lord-jeffery-amherst-the-town-namesake-who-attempted-a-native-american-genocide/article_98700bfe-a89b-52e8-974a-dfbb0698cd9c.html
“We’re trying to be one of the most progressive schools in the country. The fact that our mascot was someone who represented such poor moral values—I really wasn’t proud.” @nytimes https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/us/amherst-college-drops-lord-jeff-as-mascot.html
The move follows student protests over the use of Lord Jeffery Amherst, a colonial military commander who suggested killing Native Americans with smallpox-infected blankets.https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/us/amherst-college-drops-lord-jeff-as-mascot.html
Students union, Indigenous group want to see Ryerson University change its name.
“..met with a backlash from the wider student population” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ryerson-university-name-change-1.4191614
A student-led campaign at Ryerson University is pushing for the school to change its name out of respect for residential school survivors. But the proposal from the Ryerson Students Union and the...https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ryerson-university-name-change-1.4191614
Below statue of Methodist minister Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (1803-82) whose ideas of segregated educ influenced the Residential School System https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/aec/pdfs/egerton%20ryerson_fullstatement.pdf
“Lord Dalhousie called black refugees 'slaves by habit and education'” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/dalhousie-slavery-bicentennial-1.4524383