Chicago Mulls Removal of Statues of Lincoln, Washington, Grant, and McKinley

Chicago is reviewing the fate of 41 statues, plaques, and works of art, including four honoring former U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and William McKinley. The news follows the launch of the Chicago Monuments Project’s advisory committee, tasked with conducting “a comprehensive review of more than 500 Chicago statues and monuments, with an eye toward identifying those that were offensive, problematic or not representative of city’s values of equity and justice.” “Reasons for making the list include promoting narratives of white supremacy; presenting an inaccurate or demeaning portrayal of Native Americans; celebrating people with connections to