NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The statue of Thomas Jefferson within the New York City Council chamber has been eliminated.
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 town in 1834. It was commissioned by a U.S. Navy commodore to honor Jefferson’s dedication to non secular freedom.
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