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Bronze Statue of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable in Chicago hit by vandalism

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Bronze Statue of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable in Chicago hit by vandalism

Here is a picture of the statue for Haitian born Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable as it was recently the subject of vandalism. It was marked by black paint likely to prove a point on this Martin Luther King anniversary. The paint was successfully removed without any permanent damage

The Haitian born DuSable is credited for actually creating this major city of Chicago by opening Chicago's first trading post and settlement in the 1770s

A bust of Chicago's founder, born in ST. Marc, Haiti, was set upon by vandals during the anniversary of Martin Luther King. the statue is of Jean-Baptiste Point DuSable, who opened a trading post, the first in the city, driving people to the unsettled area in the 1770's. While the damage wasn't permanent, the defacing of the statue, in these racially sensitive times, has some thinking the prank had dire connotations, especially since it happened around Martin Luther King Day. The black paint, sprayed around the eyes of the statue, was removed with no permanent damage done to the bust.

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