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"He is in the act of getting up. And his head is up, not bowed, because he's looking forward to a future of freedom." Some want D.C.'s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it. STORY:
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Gawyn Jun 24
Replying to @ABC7News @guypbenson
Read the truly moving oration by Frederick Douglass for the Freedmen's Monument and I saw this portion in the appendix. It is so saddening that no one cares that the freedman was based on a real person and they specifically made him an "agent in his own deliverance".
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Amy Jun 25
The rising man is based on an image of “the last slave in Missouri taken up under the fugitive-slave law. His name was Archer Alexander.”
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DiamondDoozer Jun 25
Replying to @ABC7News @MeghanMcCain
Unless we’ve suddenly created a time machine how the hell can we change history? Leave the statues alone, they will remind us moving forward about mistakes made in the past!
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sandrabo Jun 25
They can't hear you.
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Brian Knotts Jun 24
Replying to @ABC7News
She's right.
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Cynthia Jun 25
Replying to @ABC7News
It’s beautiful and should not be moved. It is a symbolic display of the end of a dark time, and the promise of a new free future.
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Ava Porter Jun 26
Replying to @CynthZee @ABC7News
The minions(I refuse to call them humans) rioting and tearing down statues don't seek beauty. Just like the BLM movement is a front for sinister minions. They seek chaos and to warp society. God isn't happy with what's occurring in this world.
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Darian Miller 💡 Jun 25
Replying to @ABC7News
Please read what Frederick Douglas said when this statue was first erected. It's worth the time:
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Darian Miller 💡 Jun 27
Replying to @ABC7News
A descendant of the freed slave depicted on wants the statue to stay up. "If everybody knew that he was breaking the chains from his ankles in the process of standing, they would look at it differently"
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Nancy Jun 25
Replying to @ABC7News @MeghanMcCain
The statues are representing a symbol and should all STAY!!!!! FREEDOM is something we all need!!!!
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