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Schuylerville wants statue Albany's mayor wants removed

Mark Mulholland & WNYT Staff
Updated: June 13, 2020 05:46 PM
Created: June 12, 2020 08:24 PM

The village of Schuylerville wants the statue that's in front of Albany City Hall.

As NewsChannel 13 reported on Thursday, Mayor Sheehan signed an executive order to remove the statue of Philip Schuyler because he was a prominent slave owner.

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The Executive Order states that the statue be given to a museum or other institution to display the statue in the appropriate historical context and not to completely erase the contributions of Gen. Schuyler according to the Mayor's Office. 

He was also a Revolutionary War general, U.S. senator and entrepreneur.
Schuylerville Mayor Dan Carpenter thinks the statue would be a good fit outside the Schuyler House. 

 Officals say the plans are to keep the statue in the City of Albany. 

Hear more about why Schuylerville's mayor wants to see the statue in his village by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.


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