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.
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.
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.