Michigan governor: Lansings Lewis Cass Building renamed to Elliott-Larsen Building'
Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order to rename Downtown Lansings Lansings Lewis Cass Building to honor civil rights legislation. Executive Order 2020-139 renames the state-owned Lewis Cass Building in Downtown Lansing to the Elliott-Larsen Building, honoring the legislators who sponsored Michigans landmark civil rights act. This change marks the first time in Michigan history that a state building is named after an African-American woman. Together, Melvin Larsen and Daisy Elliotts names have become synonymous in Michigan with the protection of civil rights, said Governor Whitmer. Thats why I am proud to rename the Cass building in Lansing to the Elliott-Larsen building.
Detroit mayor orders removal of Christopher Columbus bust
DETROIT Detroits Christopher Columbus bust was removed from its pedestal on Monday as protests against racism and police brutality continue in the city. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan ordered the bust to be removed. The Columbus bust has been a target of vandalism in the city for years. Columbus monuments around the country have been removed in recent weeks. Statues and monuments have long been a controversial topic in the U.S., especially Confederate monuments in the South.