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.”