A statue of the 19th Century US black activist Frederick Douglass has been toppled in New York state.
It appears to have been vandalised on 5 July – the anniversary of a famous speech the former slave gave in 1852.
In it he said Independence Day celebrations were a sham in a nation that still enslaved its black citizens.
His statue, in the city of Rochester, could have been targeted in retaliation for attacks on monuments linked to slavery, activists said.
The leader of the group that erected the statue, Carvi Eison, said a new statue of Douglass would take its place.
No-one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on the statue.