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Theodore Roosevelt Library in North Dakota to take statue – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-11-24 17:16:57 –

North Dakota Medra (AP) —Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota agrees to take the controversial horse-riding statue of the 26th President, who has been standing on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1940. Did.

The statue was commissioned by the Roosevelt Memorial Hall in New York in 1929.

The library, which will open next year in Medora, North Dakota, will be available as a long-term loan.

The statue depicts a former president riding a horse adjacent to a horse by a Native American man and an African man.

Its symbolism of colonial rule and racism has long been the subject of criticism.

June, New York City Public Design Commission Unanimously vote Move the statue.

according to New York Times, Museum officials proposed to remove the statue last June.



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