By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press/ BNC Contributor Calls are intensifying for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincolns feet — optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens. The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedmans Memorial, was erected in Washingtons Lincoln Park in 1876. Three years later, a copy was installed in Boston, home to the statues white creator, Thomas Ball. Protesters gathered earlier this week to demand the removal of the original 
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