A D.C. Council member wants to see more statues of minorities and women born in D.C. Out of all 116 statues in D.C., only nine are of people of color. Ward 5 Council member Kenyan McDuffie proposed legislation calling for the construction of a new statue in each ward by 2030, all of them representing minorities or women native to…
Only two of D.C.’s many statues are of D.C. natives. A councilman wants more statues of people born in D.C. representing people of color or women. Juliana Valencia reports.
The D.C. Council is considering a plan to diversify the city’s public memorials. The council held a public hearing on two bills Thursday. The first would require eight new statues to be built — one in each ward by the end of the decade. Those statues would honor women or people of color who were born or raised in...