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Rhodes had become the chief target of student protesters at the university partly because of his sheer ubiquity; his name and likeness were stamped on everything from scholarships, memorial groves, and universities to cities, countless roads, and, once, even a nation. Just uphill from Rhodes, toward Table Mountain, I spotted a second, smaller plinth. On top of the pedestal stood a striking black woman, with her back to the statue and her face, obscured by a traditional beaded veil, angled down as if she was meditating. She wore a black leotard and had a quite untraditional pair of shiny stilettos on her feet. Now, she raised her arms as wings fashioned from lace, brass rings, and human hair unfurled in a flourish—invoking the mythological figure of a fish eagle from Great Zimbabwe, once invaded and despoiled by Rhodes. For five hours, in the blazing sun, Msezane acted as a new interlocutor, in an interposition that was at once eloquent, mute, and overdue. The row over Rhodes has inspired similar protests on other campuses across the country. The outcry amounts to a public rejection of the spirit of accommodation that marked the Mandela era. In the first 21 years of post-Apartheid South Africa, few statues were toppled. Now a new movement, rooted in pan-African rhetoric and assertions of black pride, has announced itself.
It originated with a project for a memorial to Caribbean Royal Air Force veterans of World War II who arrived in Britain in on the MV Empire Windrush ; this was an extension of the commemorative plaque and sculpture scheme run by the Nubian Jak Community Trust to highlight the historic contributions of Black and minority ethnic people in Britain. However, as the project began to evolve into a larger tribute that included both World Wars and commemorated servicemen and women from both Africa and the Caribbean , it was agreed by the memorial recipient — the Port of Tilbury — and the project organisers that a new, more accessible location needed to found. The memorial was ultimately permanently installed and unveiled on 22 June in Windrush Square , Brixton. While the Imperial War Museum holds records for almost 70, memorials to the First and Second World Wars in the UK,  yet there was not one memorial specifically dedicated to commemorating the contributions to victory made by more than two million servicemen and -women from the Caribbean and Africa in both World Wars, until the initiation of the African and Caribbean War Memorial project by the Nubian Jak Community Trust ,  which set out to remedy the neglect and oversight. After exploring a number of potential sites, including the National Arboretum in Staffordshire and the South Bank and Peckham Square in London, and having consulted local stakeholders, the Trust finally settled on Windrush Square in the heart of Brixton, South London.
The statue of Frank Rizzo stands in the foreground, the city's crest a golden blur over his shoulder. To Rizzo's left is a giant metal-toothed pick, its raised black fist a reminder of the racial tensions still swirling around Philadelphia's former police commissioner. The sculptures, created by two different artists in two different eras, are locked in an awkward dance between the present and the past. Rizzo is a symbol of the establishment. That raised black fist, in the eye of this beholder, represents resistance. Perhaps, that is why, when I look at them together, I am certain of one thing. Frank Rizzo's statue must be removed from public property. Not just because it represents a celebration of today's police brutality, but also because it is a bitter reminder of another time that betrayed black hopes — the s. Coming on the heels of the civil rights movement, the crushing loss of Martin Luther King Jr.