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Update: Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Update: Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced that the Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall will be removed as soon as possible. “For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness. That does not represent our great city, and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past,” said Mayor […]

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Opinion: Anti-Blackness on a Pedestal – Why Columbus Statues Must Come Down in Columbus

Sourav Guha Sourav Guha Opinion: Anti-Blackness on a Pedestal – Why Columbus Statues Must Come Down in Columbus

Juneteenth commemorates the date enslaved peoples in Texas finally received word that they were free, nearly two months after the defeat of the Confederacy. Some 155 years later, many statues of Confederate leaders remain standing.  Only now, in the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd (and countless others) at the hands of the […]

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Columbus State Community College Removing Christopher Columbus Statue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus State Community College Removing Christopher Columbus Statue

After 32 years on display, the statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed from the main campus of Columbus State Community College (CSCC). Representatives with the school issued a statement on the college’s website earlier today stating that the statue will be dismantled and stored. “In taking this action, we are being mindful of societal […]

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Christopher Columbus Statues Fall in Other Cities, Remain Intact in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Christopher Columbus Statues Fall in Other Cities, Remain Intact in Ohio

The darkest parts of America’s history are often glossed over in grade school — from the slave ownership of George Washington to the white terrorist massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma — and few historical icons stand taller in that regard than Christopher Columbus. Our city’s namesake was best known for “Discovering America” (he never actually set foot outside […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue Finds New Home on High Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue Finds New Home on High Street

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a name that the rest of the US might not closely associate with Columbus, but locals know him well as the founder of one of the city’s largest annual conventions: The Arnold Sports Festival. To honor the impact the event has had on the city, we even erected a statue of the […]

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History Lesson: Happy Columbus Day

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Happy Columbus Day

Happy Columbus Day! As the largest city in the United States named after Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, it should come as no surprise that our city is dotted with statues of him. There is a statue of him on the Statehouse grounds, one at Columbus State Community College, and the largest statue in our city […]

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Bronze Arnold Statue Installed at Veterans Memorial

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bronze Arnold Statue Installed at Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial just got a little bronzer today with the installation of a new 8-foot tall 600-pound statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger himself was on site for the dedication, along with International Sports Hall of Fame founder Dr. Robert Goldman, sculpter Ralph Crawford, Franklin County Commissioners Marilyn Brown and John O’Grady, Franklin County Veterans Memorial President […]

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