Join Black Victory: A Virtual Commemoration And Celebration Of Hope, Perseverance, And Resilience

East Harlem Preservation invites you to join us for a virtual commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims—a white southern doctor who experimented on Black women. Continue Reading →

We Did It! The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed On Tuesday! #NotOurHero

After years of community action, including public protests26K+ petition signaturesdefacement with paint, and a near decapitation, the J. Marion Sims statue is finally coming down! We congratulate everyone involved in this effort! Continue Reading →

The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed In East Harlem

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 of the statue of J. Marion Sims from its location on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. Continue Reading →