The 107 Website Features Oakwood’s Monument
As Confederate monuments and statues begin to finally be removed in many cities across the US, debates arise regarding how we ‘honor’ history and who should be honored with memorials. If anyone is looking for more ‘beautiful’ monuments to replace those that have been or will be removed, they need look no further than historically black colleges across the country.
Many HBCUs have long honored those who have contributed to the success and strength of their campuses, the African-American community, and the nation. One can’t underestimate the power of
seeing images of and monuments to men and women of color as opposed to those who built theirlegacies on oppression.
d University’s “Monument to Service,” a larg er-than-life bronze sculpture that depicts Simon of Cyrene, who carried the cross of Jesus as Jesus was taken to be crucified, is among the monuments listed on the website for The 107,which contains information about the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.