Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed From New York City Hall-US News | The Epoch Times

New York City Hall on Monday removed a statue of Thomas Jefferson, former U.S. president, and founding father, from its grounds to the New York Historical Society. The statue, which stands seven feet and weighs 884 pounds, was sculpted in 1833 and has been in the council chambers since 1915. It was given to the city hall in 1834 by Uriah Phillips Levy, a naval officer. The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously on Oct. 18 to remove the statue before 2022. Members of the council’s Black, Latin, and Asian Caucus publicly said they opposed its presence at city hall, and called to for a vote on the statue’s removal, citing Jefferson’s history as a slave owner. “Jefferson embodied some of the most shameful parts of our country’s long and nuanced history,” Councilperson Adrienne Adams, co-chair of the council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, told the commission at the time. “It …

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