Thomas Jefferson statue removed from NYC City Hall because former US president, author of Declaration of Independence owned slaves

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2021
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A statue of Thomas Jefferson — America's third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence — was removed Monday from City Hall in New York City, where it stood for nearly two centuries, because Jefferson was a slave owner, the New York Post reported.

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About a dozen art handlers with Marshall Fine Arts spent several hours carefully removing the 884-pound statue from its pedestal in City Council chambers and packing it in a wooden crate before moving it out the back door, the Post said....

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