コーネル大学がゲティスバーグ住所を削除, 申し立てられた苦情の後の図書館からのリンカーンバスト

“誰かが不平を言った, そしてそれはなくなった,” コーネル大学の生物学教授であるランディ・ウェインは、大学に問題の修正を伝えました.

リンカーンの胸像と前大統領の歴史的なブロンズの盾 1863 address had been in the Kroch Library, where the university’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is located, 以来 2013.

Wayne said that he noticed the display was missing a few weeks ago and asked librarians what happened. He was told the display was removed after some type of complaint, but did not provide further details, according to the College Fix.

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Photo showing Cornell University's Kroch Library, where the school's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is located.

Photo showing Cornell University’s Kroch Library, where the school’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is located. (博士. Randy Wayne )

The communications team for Cornell told Fox News Digital that the display was atemporary exhibitinstalled to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address in 2013.

President Lincoln’s bust was part of a temporary exhibit on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The bust was on display in the Rare and Manuscript Collections from 2013 to 2021,Rebecca Valli, director of media relations at Cornell University, told Fox News Digital on Tuesday.

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Cornell proudly possesses one of five known copies of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln’s hand. The original is safely sequestered, with a digital facsimile on permanent display. さらに, five electronic Lincoln exhibitions are available for 24/7 viewing online,” Valli added.

Valli did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on Wayne’s claim that librarians had informed him the display was removed after a complaint. Fox News also reached out to the school’s library inquiring about his claim but did not receive a response.

Photos of where the display was once held show the area now sits barren.

Display in Cornell University's Kroch Library where a bust of Abraham Lincoln and a Gettysburg Address plaque was previously exhibited.

Display in Cornell University’s Kroch Library where a bust of Abraham Lincoln and a Gettysburg Address plaque was previously exhibited. (博士. Randy Wayne )

Before Valli issued comment about the display to the media, Wayne had emailed Cornell’s president, Martha E. ポラック, 6月に 23 inquiring whether she was aware the display was removed and why, according to email correspondence reviewed by Fox News Digital. The email went unanswered until Tuesday when a staffer for Pollack’s office responded thatPresident Pollack isn’t typically made aware of changes with exhibitions in the library, which I believe are decided upon by library staff.

Wayne said he believes no onehas the whole story at this timeabout the removed display, and emphasized the importance the Gettysburg Address has for him and his students.

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When I take my students to RMC each semester, I have one of them read the original in Lincoln’s hand. I am in tears each time I hear a student read those words,” Wayne told Fox News Digital.

The Gettysburg Address is an incredible speech,” he added in comment to the College Fix. “We have a handwritten copy in Lincoln’s hand. It is known as the Bancroft Copy. It comes with an envelope signed by Lincoln (using his franking privilege), and a letter to Bancroft, thanking him for requesting a copy of the address to put in a book to be sold for charity.

ワシントン, D.C. - 11月 11: The Lincoln Emancipation Statue sits in Lincoln Park on November 11, 2017 in Washington D.C.'s Capital Hill neighborhood. Paid for by former slaves and placed in the park in 1876, the statue depicts racial attitudes of the 19th century from a northern perspective. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

ワシントン, D.C. – 11月 11: The Lincoln Emancipation Statue sits in Lincoln Park on November 11, 2017 in Washington D.C.’s Capital Hill neighborhood. Paid for by former slaves and placed in the park in 1876, the statue depicts racial attitudes of the 19th century from a northern perspective. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) (ゲッティイメージズ)

Exhibits, statues and names honoring historical American figures have come under increasing scrutiny, most notably during the protests and riots of the summer of 2020.

Lincoln was among the figures targeted. Activists in Washington, D.C., argued a Lincoln statue – which was in part funded by formerly enslaved Americans – depicting him freeing a slave wearing a loincloth and kneeling at his feet be removed because it was demeaning. A replica of the statue in Boston was successfully removed in 2020 due to the depiction of the freed slave.

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