A statue of President Theodore Roosevelt that stands on the step of the American Museum of Natural History and has been there since 1940 in New York City will be removed, a statement from the New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's office said Sunday.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he supports the calls by the American Museum of Natural History to remove the "problematic statue" that depicts the nation's 26th President on horseback with a Native American on one side and an African man on the other walking alongside him.
I for one see nothing wrong with the statue even the artist that made it 80 years ago said that the guides walking alongside the president symbolize the continents of Africa and America and stands for President Theodore Roosevelt friendliness to all races.
according to RedState
The Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, has had a well-known statue of President Teddy Roosevelt looking heroic astride a horse on its front steps since 1940.
But it looks like it’s now getting the axe as part of the overall Monument Mob mania.
People doubted President Donald Trump when he said in 2017 that people might be coming for the statues of the founders and people who had nothing to do with the Confederacy and we’ve seen that is more than true, with people pulling down or vandalizing statues/monuments to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln.
On top of it all, it’s the Museum itself taking it down, the place where you would think historical representations would in fact be safe.
According to the artist, “The two figures at [Roosevelt’s] side are guides symbolizing the continents of Africa and America, and if you choose may stand for Roosevelt’s friendliness to all races,” sculptor James Earle Fraser said in 1940.