Keep Lincoln statue up!
This statue represents the freedom and emancipation of the slaves. A petition to take it down has already gathered over 5,000 signatures, and we want more to show that stopping censorship and addressing history are vital to the long tradition of Boston.
Tory Bullock wrongly attests that Lincoln is showing dominance over a black slave. Quite the contrary. The message of the statue shows where a slave was (on his knees) and where he’s going (standing alongside Lincoln). It represents the tyranny of what slavery is all about and encourages the progress that we must continue to move forward. To take it down would be a shame to Boston’s devotion to the cause of freedom.
Let’s keep it up.