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Roosevelt statue to be removed from NYC's Museum of Natural History


A statue depicting former President Theodore Roosevelt located in front of New York's Museum of Natural History will be taken down due to concerns about the statue's racist depictions.

The New York Times reported that museum staff and city officials have come to an agreement to take down the statue, which depicts the former president on horseback leading two figures on foot, one Native American and on African American.

“Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the killing of George Floyd,” the museum’s president Ellen Futter told the Times. “We have watched as the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned to statues as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism.


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