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Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed from New York City Hall

Added 11-23-21 09:04:02am EST - “The original statue was commissioned in 1883 to honor Jefferson's support for religious freedom.” - Nationalreview.com

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A statue of Thomas Jefferson was removed from New York City Hall on Monday, after Democratic city lawmakers pushed for the removal due to Jefferson’s slave ownership.

The city’s Public Design Commission, which is comprised of appointees of Mayor Bill de Blasio, voted last week to move the statue to the New York Historical Society on a long-term loan. The commission’s executive director, Keri Butler, initially attempted to block press from viewing the removal but was overruled by city council members and members of the mayor’s office, the New York Post reported.

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