Philadelphia Historical Commission Votes In Favor Of Removing Christopher Columbus Statue From Marconi Plaza

Jul 25, 2020 281

BY: Greg Argos

The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted in favor of removing the Christopher Columbus Statue from Marconi Plaza on Friday. Though the statue has sat in Marconi Plaza for more than a century, the controversy surrounding it reached a peak this year. On Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted 10-2 to have the 144-year-old statue removed.

“We do not tear down monuments of people of the past no more than we burn books,” a Philadelphia resident who opposes removing the statue said.

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