Philadelphia honors black activist with City Hall statue
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Philadelphia honors black activist with City Hall statue

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 150 years after he was killed on the streets of his adopted hometown, Octavius Valentine Catto was honored by a crowd of hundreds gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the unveiling of a statue in his honor. The honor is the first such named tribute for an African-American on public … Continue reading

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Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus
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Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his “racist identity.” Professors at the University of Ghana launched a petition last month calling for the removal of the statue, which was … Continue reading

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Stolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in NY

  NEW YORK (AP) — Decades after being stolen in Italy, an ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting were returned to the country’s government Tuesday after turning up in New York. The handover marked the latest case of U.S. authorities helping Italy and other countries reclaim what they see as cultural patrimony. “For decades, two significant pieces … Continue reading