Ohio's State Capital Grapples With Anti-Columbus Sentiment

Jul 01, 2020 295

BY: Paige Pfleger

St. Louis, St. Paul, Richmond, Boston — cities across the country have dismantled, torn down or removed their statues honoring the explorer Christopher Columbus. One of the more recent and more surprising additions to that list is his namesake: Columbus, Ohio. The city once had three Christopher Columbus statues.

Construction crews recently dismantled a marble statue on the campus of Columbus State Community College, loading it piece by piece onto a flatbed truck to be put into storage. A small Columbus statue still stands on the lawn of the statehouse. And there's a third that is by far the most imposing — a more than 20-foot-tall mixed metal Columbus, draped in robes, towering over City Hall.

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SOURCE: https://www.kpcw.org

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