To read Catholic League president Bill Donohue’s November 22 testimony before the New York City Mayoral Advisory Committee on Art, Monuments and Markers, click here.
Donohue’s statement seeks a reconsideration of the work of Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave turned abolitionist. He wants the public to learn of Douglass’ anti-Catholicism, especially his animus against Irish Catholics.
Donohue emphatically does not seek, nor want, the City of New York to remove a statue of Douglass from Central Park. The Catholic League is opposed to cultural cleansing, especially when orchestrated by the government.