Ahead of Festive Trump Event, Mount Rushmore Venue Comes Under Fire
The flags of U.S. states and territories fly before the granite carving of Mount Rushmore. The four presidents enshrined here are Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. (Dreamstime)
"Critics of the monument have ... taken issue with the men whose faces were etched into the granite," The New York Times wrote this week in a critical piece about the monument's eight-decade past, saying that "each of these titans of American history has a complicated legacy. Washington and Jefferson were slaveholders. Roosevelt actively sought to Christianize and uproot Native Americans as the United States expanded." [Full Story]
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