General Henry Warner Slocum

sculpted by Frederick William MacMonnies
Lots of white guys on horses riding around the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. I didn’t notice any memorialization of slavery. In 1905, New York City unveiled the bronze statue of General Slocum with President Theodore Roosevelt as the keynote speaker. Slocum’s horse displays the raised front leg, a symbol of victory.

The Complete Illustrated Guidebook to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic ... By Richard J. Berenson
The Complete Illustrated Guidebook to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic …
By Richard J. Berenson

Tony Matelli’s “Sleepwalker”

underwear man & schoolgirls
Tony Matelli‘s underwear-clad sculpture of a sleepwalking man was at the center of controversy on a college campus in 2014, with outraged students launching a petition for its removal. —Hili Perlson

(We are having a sculpture controversy in Charlottesville as well but underwear is not involved. People see different things in a statue. NYT had the story.)