A statue of famed abolitionist and escaped slave Frederick Douglass was stolen from a Rochester, New York park over the weekend, revealing that leftist cultural vandals have no qualms with destroying icons of individuals essential to the movement against slavery in the United States.
H/T: Big League Politics
The statue of Douglass was wholly and entirely removed from its base in Rochester’s Maplewood Park, and was missing as of Sunday morning. Pieces of rubble surrounding its foundations suggest the statue was ripped from its base.
A Frederick Douglas statue in Maplewood Park was removed from its base overnight. pic.twitter.com/J43hqxuHTT— Atyia Collins (@Atyia_Collins) July 5, 2020
Frederick Douglass Statue in NY Park Vandalized on Anniversary of Historic Speech – Police said the statue was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglas and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. https://t.co/Jg4a3GM2jN— Justin Finch (@JustinNBC4) July 6, 2020
Black Lives Matter never claimed to be knowledgeable about history.— 🇺🇸 Pedro Lupe 🇺🇸 (@PedroLupe1) July 6, 2020
Plus, Frederick Douglas sounds rather southern. pic.twitter.com/U8dpH2P6np
Police say they found the statue placed over a fence near the gorge, feet from the statue’s original base. The vandalism comes on the 168th anniversary of Douglass’s speech titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” delivered in Rochester.https://t.co/jT3RwVzE5O— WBTW News 13 (@WBTWNews13) July 6, 2020
Why on earth would they remove this statue? Frederick Douglas?!https://t.co/VssyjR15hk— Mina (@Minas_Periphery) July 6, 2020
On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next day at 7:22 am.— UNUMKenBurns (@UNUMKenBurns) April 14, 2020
In his speech at Lincoln’s funeral, Frederick Douglass offered both high praise and sharp criticism of the late president's legacy. pic.twitter.com/AvWrePFE1e