Peltier Statue Removed from American University Campus
January 5, 2017
FBIAA President Thomas O'Connor sent a letter to the President of American University (AU) on December 29 expressing FBIAA’s concern with AU’s decision to allow a display of a large statue of convicted murderer Leonard Peltier in a prominent space on the AU campus. We are pleased to report that, as a result of the letter and the media coverage generated by the letter, American University removed the statue on January 1, 2017.
You can view a local NBC news report that shows the dismantling of the statue and an interview with Tom O’Connor here. You can read an article in The Washington Post here and other Media coverage can be found on FBIAA In the News on our web site.
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