Removal of AMNH Statue

Editors’ note,

Eighty years after it was granted pride of place at the entrance to  the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, the installation titled  simply “Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt” will be removed. The large bronze monument, which depicts an armed Roosevelt on horseback with a Native American figure on one side and an African figure on the other, has been the focus of anti-racist protest since the 1960s.  

Anthropologists Susan Harding and Emily Martin have investigated controversies about racialized depictions at AMNH, available here:

Anthropology Now and Then in the American Museum of Natural History

Anthropology Now and Then in the American Museum of Natural History: An Alternative Museum

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