Statuary Hall - U.S. Captiol

"...the President is hereby authorized to invite each and all the states to provide and furnish statues, in marble or bronze, not exceeding two in number for each State, of deceased persons who have been citizens thereof, and illustrious for their historic renown or for their distinguished civic or military services...and when so furnished shall be placed...in the Capitol of the United States." 

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Questions to Think About

What do we hope the statues we choose for the US Capitol might teach us?

How might excluding and/or ignoring statues of certain Americans (people of color, LGBTQ+, Native Americans, women, etc.) be ineffective at accurately representing the United States?

Click HERE for more information on the process of placing or replacing statues in Statuary Hall.