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New York City Hall Will Take Down Racist Statue of Thomas Jefferson

HeadlineOct 20, 2021

In New York City, a prominent statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from City Hall, after a years-long push from Black and Latinx councilmembers. This is Councilmember Adrienne Adams.

Councilmember Adrienne Adams: “Thomas Jefferson was a slaveholder who owned over 600 human beings, African slaves he reaped the economic benefits of slave labor from. He maintained the notion that Black people were inferior to white people. … I believe it’s time for us as the city to turn the page and move forward.”

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