While wandering around Harlem a couple months ago, I noticed a strangely familiar statue perched above a door on the beautiful Gothic campus of the City University of New York (CUNY) (the building it’s on is a not-quite-so-beautiful modern structure). It turns out this same sculpture has been sitting for years on Louisville’s very own Fourth Street very near Cunningham’s Restaurant.
The New York version is significantly larger than Louisville’s but is otherwise pretty much identical. I know there’s a plaque underneath the Louisville statue, but I’m running off archived photos here, so I don’t have a readable copy. Anyone want to stop by and check out the specifics? Or does anyone know why the same statue is in two cities?