Capitol Hill Residents Call for Changes to Statue of Lincoln Standing Over Freed Black Man

Some D.C. residents say they want to see changes to a Capitol Hill monument that depicts President Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed African-American man. The statue shows a shirtless Black man kneeling below Lincoln and clenching his fist, with shackles attached to Lincoln’s feet. It has stood in Lincoln Park since the 1870s. “The actual statue, the kneeling figure,…