In this video I talk about a controversial subject and that is the use of Olmec colossal heads which are representative of Indigenous American Art and Mesoamerican Civilization in the Juneteenth Mural which is dedicated to African history.
While studying modern attempts to whitewash or blackwash ancient American history I stumbled onto this petition that called for the removal of indigenous ancient American art from the monument and I was shocked because up until that time I hadn't actually knew about this controversy. The petition was apparently successful and has supposedly lead to the removal of the depiction.
Lastly, I give my thoughts on the dangers of misinformation and the accidental of purposeful appropriation of the heritage, history and legacy of cultures and civilizations not our own and how this is not just damaging and distorting history itself but how it is harmful to the people whose history this actually is.
Remove the Olmec from Juneteenth Mural In Galveston, TX Link: https://www.change.org/p/mitchell-historic-properties-remove-the-olmec-from-juneteenth-mural-in-galveston-tx
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Juneteenth: 1865-2021, Segment 3
Mural dedicated to Juneteenth unveiled in Galveston, Texas
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