The nine-metre-high Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Getty Images The nine-metre-high Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Getty Images
The nine-metre-high Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Getty Images

13 statues that stand on the right side of history, from Rosa Parks to Nelson Mandela

  • Around the world, countries are reckoning with the past and the historical figures chosen to represent it
  • But not all who are commemorated need to come down – these activists, academics and political leaders are welcome to stay

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The nine-metre-high Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Getty Images The nine-metre-high Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Getty Images
The nine-metre-high Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Getty Images
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