Theodore Roo­sevelt statue to be taken down from mu­seum

Fiji Sun - - WORLD NEWS - The statue of Theodore Roo­sevelt.

New York: The statue of Theodore Roo­sevelt atop a horse at the en­trance to the Amer­i­can Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory in New York City will be re­moved, be­cause of “the racial hi­er­ar­chy it de­picts,” ac­cord­ing to the mu­seum.

The bronze statue of the 26th pres­i­dent of the United States, flanked by an African Amer­i­can and a Na­tive Amer­i­can, has been stand­ing be­fore the mu­seum since 1940. The mu­seum asked that it should be moved, and the city, which owns the prop­erty and the mu­seum, ap­proved the re­quest on Sun­day night.

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