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Who Needs a Statue?

  • Did you know the U.S. Capitol building features one hundred statues? Each state selects two prominent figures in their history to be included as statues to represent the state in Washington, D.C. But who is chosen to represent this nation? Why are they chosen? And do they really represent this diverse and multifaceted country? This story examines some of the women and BIPOC figures included at the Capitol--and featured in statues around the country--as well as examines the timely question: who needs a statue?

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