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Theodore Roosevelt statue removed from American Museum of Natural History New York City's American Museum of Natural History began the process of removing the controversial statue from its entrance on Tuesday night. It will be shipped to North Dakota in the coming weeks.Is this the bust of Teddy Roosevelt at the museum?
The bust of George Floyd, John Lewis, Breonna Taylor appear just months after the American Museum of Natural History announced an iconic statue of President Teddy Roosevelt was being removed.Why is the Roosevelt statue being removed from the museum?
The museum first requested the statue be removed in June 2020, after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the global protests that followed. The Roosevelt statue now joins a number of other US monuments that have been relocated over the past few months. Most of these removals, if not all, were prompted by the 2020 protests.What happened to George Floyd’s statue after Juneteenth?
Five days after the Juneteenth reveal, the NYPD announced that “officers discovered graffiti on a George Floyd bust statue and pedestal” in Brooklyn. “An unknown individual spray-painted the statue’s face black and covered the words on the pedestal with the black spray paint,” the police reported.