Ricky Alderete pleaded guilty to stealing a Jackie Robinson statue from a park in Kansas. He faces more than 19 years in prison.

Police quickly ruled out racism as motivation.

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A monument celebrating the love and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King has risen in Boston—the city where the two first met.

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A statue honoring Henrietta Lacks’ contributions to medical research will rise in her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia.

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A statue of trailblazing activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry has risen in Washington, D.C.

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A statue commemorating the life and legacy of trailblazing abolitionist Harriet Tubman was unveiled at Philadelphia’s City Hall.

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Hip-hop legend LL Cool J was honored with a statue in Queens, New York.

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Philadelphia unveiled its first statue of a Black girl inspired by 1930s athlete Ora Washington.

The University of Chicago recently unveiled a statue in honor of African-American scholar, Dr. Georgiana Simpson, the school's first Black woman PhD graduate.