New York City Hall moves statue of Thomas Jefferson

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Published 19 October 2021 at 18.22

Abroad. A statue of Thomas Jefferson, the father of the Constitution and the third President of the United States, will be moved from his seat in the City Council Chamber in New York City Hall. It reports NPR.

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The statue, which has stood on the site for over a hundred years, will be moved to a more secluded place in the building – it is unclear where.

The background is that it has been discovered that Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner with old-fashioned views on the equal value of all. “The Jefferson statue should not be allowed to stand on” an honorary position as an acknowledgment and a tribute, “emphasized Inez Barron according to NPR.