Christopher Columbus statue could come back: City takes baby step toward new display

Jan 14, 2022 358

BY: Bill Bush

The city of Columbus is requesting bid proposals to develop balanced historic contextual material that could potentially mean the "conditional" return of the city's hastily removed Christopher Columbus statue, which for more than six decades sat outside City Hall.

A special 14-member statue committee created by the city and the Columbus Art Commission  recommend that the statue be redisplayed — conditioned on an appropriate location being identified and that it be accompanied by the new materials presenting historical background about the explorer, whom historical documents show engaged in enslavement and violence against indigenous people.

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