Rudy’s World: The Dr. James Sims Statue Removal In East Harlem (Photographs)

By Rudy Collins

On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, the NYC Parks Dept., removed the monument to Dr. James Sims in East Harlem, NY.

Dr. Sims was a noted OB/GYN who achieved medical advances through practicing surgical techniques on enslaved Black women. The statue was moved to Green-Wood cemetary, where Dr. Sims is buried. City Council Members Helen Rosenthal, State Senator Bill Perkins and others were witnesses to the event.

 

 

Photo credit: By Rudy Collins.
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