Howard “Sandman” Sims January 24, 1917 – May 20, 2003, was an African-American tap dancer who began his career in vaudeville.
After decades of community and global activism, the statue of J. Marion Sims was finally removed from East Harlem on April 17th, 2018.
By Rudy Collins On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, the NYC Parks Dept., removed the monument to Dr. James Sims in East Harlem, NY.
After years of community action, including public protests, 26K+ petition signatures, defacement with paint, and a near decapitation, the J. Marion Sims statue is finally coming down! We congratulate everyone involved in this effort!
East Harlem Preservation is pleased to announce that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers have agreed with our call for the removal Continue Reading →
When images of white supremacists taking the streets in Charlottesville first surfaced, thousands of New Yorkers participated in rallies to condemn the hateful actions and rhetoric of white supremacist groups.
Gothamist reports that as the mayor’s office begins its “90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property,” some may be too restless to wait for official action.
In the wake of the surge in hate rhetoric nationwide, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials, and community leaders will rally outside the J. Marion Sims Monument Continue Reading →
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