The murder of George Floyd in 2020 sparked a mass wave of violent protests, and inspired a nationwide racial reckoning.
Across the country, protesters defaced and tore down statues of historical figures associated with slavery and white supremacy, while some local governments removed the problematic monuments themselves.
A statue of Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson that has stood in New York City Hall for nearly 187 years was removed Monday. It will be on long-term loan to the New-York Historical Society.
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