Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed From NYC Council Chamber; Next Stop: New York Historical Society

The statue was donated to the city in 1834. It was commissioned by a U.S. Navy commodore to honor Jefferson's commitment to religious freedom.

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Myske1
Myske1
81 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Don't we have actual problems that the city council should be working on?

Mental-Resident3760
Mental-Resident3760
43 · 4 days ago · Reddit

You guys feel that? That feeling in the air? That’s right, no more racism!

advancedBrew
advancedBrew
29 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Why not take down George Washington's statue while you're at it?

IRequirePants
IRequirePants
18 · 4 days ago · Reddit

From the NYPost article:

Keri Butler, executive director of the Public Design Commission that voted to banish the statue, at first tried to block the press from witnessing its removal. Butler relented after members of the mayor’s office and City Council intervened.

The commission also attempted to vote on the statue’s removal without a public hearing on the controversial move until The Post revealed the plan.

Thisafake_account
Thisafake_account
12 · 4 days ago · Reddit

"no, we won't come after other statues. Just Columbus. I mean, him, and any of the Civil War Traitors. Oh, and the fountain of Hercules. Thats it. we promise. There is no such thing as a 'slippery slope'!"

XelNigma
XelNigma
11 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Maybe the US should also undo everything he did if he is such a monster? Return the US to Britain, it's rightful owner!

Goodman9473
Goodman9473
8 · 4 days ago · Reddit

What’s next, remove Susan B Anthony statues because she made racist remarks?

I_B_Bobby_Boulders
I_B_Bobby_Boulders
7 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Ya y’all we did it!!! Bunch of do nothing grifters running this city. Hopefully Adams whips them into shape.

TangoRad
TangoRad
5 · 4 days ago · Reddit

I feel better and breathe easier knowing that our Council puts such deliberation into addressing race problems in our city.