The Thomas Jefferson statue leaves City Hall after 187 years

Thomas Jefferson is no longer in the room where it happens. Artists packed an 884-pound statue of Jefferson in a wooden box Monday after a mayoral commission voted to banish the country’s third president from the town hall, where it lived for nearly two centuries – because he owned slaves. About a dozen workers at … Read more

New York Historical Society – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The statue of Thomas Jefferson in New York City City Hall has been removed. 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 … Read more

The New York City Public Design Commission is discussing the relocation of the Thomas Jefferson Statue to the New York Historical Society

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – The Thomas Jefferson Statue has been housed inside New York City Hall for more than a century. On Monday, a city panel will meet to discuss where it is going. There was unanimous agreement on removing the Jefferson statue, but not on where to move it. The New York City … Read more