Why is the city of Columbia, South Carolina, putting up a statue of Cecil the lion?

The city of South Carolina has put up a lion statue in honor of Cecil, a lion that died in Cecil’s care at the age of 12.

It will be unveiled Saturday, according to a news release from the city.

A memorial has been erected in his honor in the Columbia city hall.

The statue will feature a lion and a sword with the words “The lion is our saviour.”

The lion statue was unveiled on April 20 in honor.

The city said in a statement that the lion statue “honors the history and legacy of the African-American man of color, who died at the hands of a white man.”

A memorial has also been erected at the Washington Monument.

The city of Washington, D.C., unveiled a statue honoring Cecil on April 15, 2017, in memory of the lion’s death.