According to new reports, after the new book revealed the character’s racist history, a 12-foot-high Texas Ranger Jay Banks was demolished from Dallas Love Field Airport this week (Bexas Ranger Jay Banks) Bronze statue.
The statue has been standing at the airport since 1962 under the heading “A Riot, a Ranger” and was demolished on Thursday. Dallas Morning News reports.
After reading the disturbing excerpts about banks in Doug J. Swanson’s forthcoming book “The Culture of Glory: The Bold and Cruel History of the Texas Rangers”, the city The government and airport officials decided to remove the statue within a day. D Magazine.
An infamous photo taken in 1957 shows Banks Bank leaning against a tree outside Mansfield High School, with a black-faced dummy hanging from a noose above the school. Swanson wrote: “A white mob gathers nearby. Some are marked with signs that threaten the death of anyone trying to integrate the school. The bank believes that there is no need to delete the portrait or disperse the mob.”
“Jay Banks participated in the effort to reject black children from white schools in 1957,” Swanson told KXAS-TV. “Lange Bank only accepted orders, but he was the face of resistance integration in Mansfield in 1957.
Swanson still said to the station that he was “surprised” by the demolition of the statue.
He said, “I didn’t consult me.” “I feel very complicated about this. I think it’s really important to understand the history of the statue.”
He told the Morning News: “I am not going to destroy or abolish history.” “I am explaining to them and providing them with background information. In this case, the background story of this statue is very rich and problematic.”
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Tristan Hallman, a spokesman for Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, told the newspaper, “The mayor did not learn from the mayor’s office of the mayor’s decision to demolish the statue, “I didn’t realize the controversy around the statue.
“[Johnson] Hallman believes that this may be something that the City Council needs to consider. “
According to the newspaper, the statue was carved by the famous Texas painter Waldine Amanda Tauch.
According to KXAS-TV, it has been stored, and the City Office of Arts and Culture is discussing with the city council what to do next. Swanson’s book will be released on June 9.