United States

NYС removes Thomas Jefferson statue from City Hall

13:33, 23 November 2021
NYС removes Thomas Jefferson statue from City Hall Photo: wikimedia.org

The statue of the third American President Thomas Jefferson has been removed from the NYC Council Chamber.


The specific workers from Marshall Fine Arts were summoned at the place to pack up the monument after a mayoral commission suggested moving the statue away from the City Hall where it had been for 187 years.

There was a plan to banish the effigy in a silent way without being surrounded by press who would come to witness the performance.

Thus Keri Butler, executive director of the Public Design Commission who voted to support the removal attempted to block the observers from coming in but later was moved away when the mayor’s office and City Council got involved.

However, concealing the removal would raise more questions and the public would want to be notified with the reasons.

The effigy will be moved to the NY Historical Society.

The banishment of the statue may cause numerous questions about what Thomas Jefferson was blamed for and why his legacy is being disrespected, making the side of interest to be more involved in history.

The removal allegedly connects with a biography of the third US President who reigned from 1801 to 1809. Thomas Jefferson is known to have possessed more than 600 slaves during his lifetime. The diplomat, lawyer, architect, the third US President and the planter Thomas Jefferson was conducting sales and purchases of slaves as he lived through a planter economy which considerably depended on a vast number of working hands.