BLACK MINISTERS: REMOVE BUST OF RACIST PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOUNDER MARGARET SANGER FROM NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
The conflict between a national group of black ministers and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is heating up over the pastors’ call for the removal of a bust and all images of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger – a known racist and eugenicist – from the gallery.
Ministers Taking a Stand, led by president Bishop E.W. Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, retired attorney, graduate of Harvard Law School, and senior fellow for the Family Research Council, sent a letter last week to Kim Sajet, director of the NPG, asking for the removal of Sanger’s likeness “from all National Portrait Gallery exhibits.”
The letter stated:
Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Despite these well-documented facts of history, her bust sits proudly in your gallery as a hero of justice. The obvious incongruity is…
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