Tuesday, July 21, 2020

State officials can't find Col. Hans Christian Heg's head, will make him a new one

From JSOnline:

Molly Beck
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - State officials will make a new head for a Wisconsin abolitionistwhose bronzed likeness was ripped apart earlier this summer during protests of police brutality and the state's massive racial disparities.
Lawmakers on the State Capitol and Executive Residence Board on Monday approved a plan that would restore two statues toppled and dragged away during a June 23 demonstration.
Protesters said the statues, which were mounted as tributes to women's suffrage and the abolition of slavery, promoted a false sense of equality in a state where people of color have been for decades more likely than white residents to be poor, incarcerated, disciplined in school, and have negative birth outcomes.

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