The statue of Christopher Columbus in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Missouri was removed on 16 June 2020 by the action of the Park’s Board of Commissioners.1
A 30-foot obelisk Confederate monument, which had stood for 112 years, was taken down in the downtown Decatur square in response to a judge’s order.
A statue of a Confederate soldier was removed from an intersection in Farmville, VA, following action by the local government.
Three days after the statue was splashed with discoloring chemicals1, the “Memorial to Company A, Capitol Guards” was placed on May 15, 1911 by “Friends And Relatives Of The Capital Guards And By The Citizens Of Little Rock Under The Auspices Of The Robert C. Newton Camp, United Sons of Confederate Veterans”2.
A 1990s statue of 16th century Spanish colonizer Juan de Oñate was removed by Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, prior to a planned protest by activists who had long decried the statue’s presence.
Workers removed a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.
Christopher Columbus was removed in Chula Vista, CA, hours before a planned protest in favor of its removal.
A statue of Caesar Rodney was removed in Wilmington, Delaware.
A statue of Christopher Columbus was removed in Wilmington, Delaware.
A statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed “Johnny Reb” was removed in Norfolk, Virginia based on city action.
A statue of British naval officer John Fane Charles Hamilton was removed by the city of Hamilton, New Zealand, at the request of local Maori.
Christopher Columbus was beheaded in Boston, Massachusetts, before being removed by the city.
A statue of colonizer King Leopold II in Antwerp, Belgium was removed from public view after protesters set it on fire.
A Confederate monument in Jacksonville, Florida was removed due to city action.
Robert Milligan was removed from his plinth in London, England.
A statue of Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes was removed in Mobile, Alabama by order of Mayor Sandy Stimpson
Bde Maka Ska (“White Earth Lake”) in Minneapolis, Minnesota was restored to its original Dakota name after a multi-year legal battle. It had been named for John C. Calhoun, a slaveowner, racist, and vocal advocate of slavery.
A statue to the former Philadelphia Police Commissioner was removed by city action in Philadelphia, PA
Protesters pulled down a statue of Charles Linn, a captain in the Confederate Navy, and forced the city to remove the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument of which it was a part.
A statue of Sir John A. McDonald was removed by city action in August 2018 as part of a municipal process of reconciliation with local First Nations.
A statue to the gynecologist James Marion Sims was removed from Central Park after city action responded to public outrage.
A Confederate memorial built by the United Daughters of the Confederacy was removed from a park on George’s Island, MA after being boxed up for months.
A monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed by city action in early 2017.
A Maryland park that had been named for Robert E. Lee in 1945 was renamed by the city of Baltimore after the June 2015 Charleston church massacre.