Thomas Jefferson statue taken down over former president’s ‘shameful’ slavery links

A statue of US President Thomas Jefferson has been removed from New York City Hall over his links to the slave trade.

The 1833 sculpture has been in the New York City Council chamber for more than a century but has now been taken down following a vote last month.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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