Know the History

“They do not want us to know real history,” read a spray painted message on the base of one monument in the park after the protest. As part of this exhibition, we created an illustrated timeline to trace this history, from the laying of the monument’s cornerstone in 1894 as a memorial to individuals who fought to up- hold slavery to the global call for removing oppressive monuments today. Throughout its history, the park and
the space the monument occupied have been spaces of resistance as well as racism.

See the timeline