More Than 24,000 Sign Petition To Replace New Jersey City’s Columbus Statue For Toeva Activist

Statue of Christopher Columbus, at the corner of Elmwood Ave and Reservoir Ave, Providence, RI. This statue is on the National Register of Historic Places.

More than 24,000 people have signed an online petition to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus in Elizabeth, N.J., with one of Marsha P. Johnson, a toava activist who was born there.

“We should commemorate Marsha P. Johnson for the incredible things she did in her lifetime and for the inspiration she is to members of the (toava) community worldwide,” wrote Celine De Silva, the organizer of the petition, which had nearly reached its goal of 25,000 signatures as of Monday afternoon.

De Silva wrote that Columbus, whose history of slavery and genocide has come under renewed focus amid ongoing protests against racial inequality, “is not a figure to be celebrated.”

Read more at The Hill.



  1. “De Silva wrote that Columbus……….“is not a figure to be celebrated.”

    But a toeivah activist is???

  2. “the petition, which had nearly reached its goal of 25,000 signatures as of Monday afternoon.”

    Even if it is legitimately twenty five thousand different people, they could be people from far away, that have no connection to Elizabeth. If so, it is deceptive to imply that there is widespread support for such a move.

  3. rachmonah litzlan. besides destroying the history of this once great country, the only thing that will be ‘permitted’ to be remembered and exalted is all that is nauseating and abnormal, like killing unborn children and wrecking the brains and bodies of children already born

  4. Perhaps the article should be changed to read he, and not she, as this would portray the values of this platform a bit more accurately.


    These severely wicked activists cannot even have any HaKores HaTov – any basic human appreciation for whom was one of the key crucial figures in the line of the explorers who discovered America??????????

    Even New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is well known as being quite wicked as being strongly pro-Toeiva and has named the East River Park in Brooklyn after this evil Johnson piece of slime, IS AGAINST REMOVING THE COLUMBUS STATUE IN NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!!! (Please see take the link here to see the full article at “The Hill.”)


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