Post Tagged with: "J. Marion Sims"

(Photo via East Harlem Preservation)

Where Sims Statue Stood, Time to Honor a Black or Latina Medical Pioneer

African American, Black, Health, History, Manhattan June 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Which “monumental woman” should be honored?

J. Marion Sims statue in East Harlem (Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim, Creative Commons license)

Cemetery Takes in Sims, a Second Controversial Statue

Brooklyn, History April 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm

In reporting on the relocation of the statue of J. Marion Sims to Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that it is the second “disgraced statue” the cemetery has accepted in recent years.

J. Marion Sims statue in East Harlem (Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim, Creative Commons license)

Sims Statue Relocation Sparks Letter-Writing Campaign

Brooklyn, History January 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

In letters to the president of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn residents railed against the decision to move the statue of J. Marion Sims to the site after Brooklyn Paper reported that the move came at his request.

On August 26, 2017 an unknown vandal spray-painted ‘racist’ on the back of the Sims statue and splashed red paint over his face.

Opinion: J. Marion Sims – Keeping White Supremacy on Its Pedestal

Black, History, Manhattan, Opinion, Women January 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm

A piece in Virtual Boricua describes the city’s failure to remove altogether the state of J. Marion Sims as an “unacceptable insult to the East Harlem community.”

This statue of J. Marion Sims, who operated on black women slaves without anesthesia, will be moving from Central Park to Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery following outcry about Sims’ historical legacy. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Parks Department via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

City to Relocate Statue of Controversial Doctor

Brooklyn, History January 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on the relocation to the borough of the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, the only city monument to be moved.

"PONEROS" by Doreen Garner from the exhibit "White Man on a Pedestal" works by Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner at Pioneer Works, New York, November 10 – December 17, 2017. (Photo © Dan Bradica)

‘White Man on a Pedestal’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture December 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Red Hook Star-Revue writes about an exhibit of works by two artists that explores “white patriarchy’s force over black female bodies.”

City Council member Mark Levine (at podium) with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at left and Congressman Adriano Espaillat at right. The statue of Sims is visible in the rear. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Urging Removal of a Symbol of Hate

African American, Black, History, Manhattan August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

New York leaders urged removal of a statue honoring a Southern physician who performed surgical experiments on Black women, Manhattan Times reports.

Pearl Necklace (Photo by Doreen Garner via BKLYNER)

African Diaspora Exhibits in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture February 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm

BKLYNER gives a rundown of three exhibits – on the “medical exploitation of Black women’s bodies,” Nigerian “books of love,” and tea drinking – currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.