Dr. James Marion Sims

Supporters of man charged with defacing statue gather in Montgomery.

Jon Broadway goes on trial on September 17.

(Photo contributed)   Jon Broadway admits he spread some ketchup on the statue of Dr. James Marion Sims on the Alabama Capitol Building grounds during a protest against Sims, who Broadway says operated on enslaved women without anesthesia during experimental surgery. He was arrested by Montgomery police officers and charged with “criminal tampering”   Broadway met with supporters today, saying…

Former New Orleans Mayor Awarded for removing Confederate Monuments

Landrieu wins JFK Profile in Courage Award

BOSTON (AP) – The former mayor of New Orleans has been honored for his leadership in removing Confederate memorials in his city. Mitch Landrieu was presented with the 2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Sunday night in Boston for standing behind his decision to take down four monuments. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation paid tribute to Landrieu…

Medical Association Suggests “Further Conversation” About Statue

Group points to law preventing the removal of the Sims statue.

The Medical Association of Alabama installed the statue of Dr. James Marion Sims on the Capitol grounds in 1938. The Association met today and discussed the statue after protestors gathered to call for it to be taken down. Sims was a gynecologist and performed surgery on enslaved women without using anesthesia.   Protesters at the Sims Statue earlier this month….