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Thomas Jefferson statue removed from New York City Hall

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Seven-foot tall statue is moved after over 100 years in situ in the council's chambers after a unanimous vote by a committee.
9 months ago·New York, United States

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The Guardian

New York city hall removes Thomas Jefferson statue

City public design commission voted to send 884lb, 7ft statue to the New York Historical Society because Jefferson enslaved people

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBS Local

Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed From NYC Council Chamber; Next Stop: New York Historical Society

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The statue of Thomas Jefferson in the New York City Council chamber has been removed.It was taken down from its pedestal earlier Monday to be moved to the New York Historical Society.Some council members had objected to its presence because of Jefferson’s history as a slave owner.The statue was donated to the city in 1834. It was commissioned by a U.S. Navy commodore to honor Jefferson’s commitment to religious freedom.

9 months ago·United States
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The Independent

Thomas Jefferson statue removed from New York City Hall

Mayoral-appointed commission instigated the move last month

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Washington Times

Thomas Jefferson statue ousted from NYC City Hall

An 884-pound statue of Thomas Jefferson has been removed from City Hall in New York City after a contentious debate over his slave-owning past.

9 months ago·Washington, United States
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The Washington Post

Thomas Jefferson statue removed from New York City Hall after complaints that it honored an enslaver

The 7-foot-tall, 884-pound statue built in 1833 was taken down from its pedestal and packed away in a wooden box, and will be on long-term loan to the New-York Historical Society.

9 months ago·Washington, United States
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Washington Examiner

Thomas Jefferson statue boarded up and removed from New York City Hall

After almost two centuries of standing in New York's City Hall, an 884-pound statue of former President Thomas Jefferson was crammed in a wooden crate Monday and taken away.

9 months ago·Washington, United States
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