Causes: Arts and Culture
“BENITO JUAREZ-CHILD TO MAN” The Benito Juarez Monument, the fourth bronze statue in the XII Travelers Memorial of the Southwest series sculpted by Ethan Taliesin Houser, will be placed at the Chamizal National Memorial. The statue and the accompanying medallion with the heads of Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez will reinforce the symbolic relationship of the friendship between Mexico and the United States. Such a commemoration was promised in 1963 in the subdocuments of the Chamizal Treaty. In 1964, Ciudad Juarez erected a statue of Abraham Lincoln on the Mexican side near the Chamizal, but we never fulfilled our part of the bargain. The larger-than-life sculpture depicts two versions of Juarez- as a 12-year old seated on a bench as an illiterate Zapotec Indian sheepherder from Oaxaca and presiding as Mexico’s greatest President of the Republic for nine months in Paso del Norte (now Ciudad Juarez). There is room between the two Juarez renderings to sit on the public art sculpture and reflect or take a selfie.
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