Controversial Central Park statue of doctor who operated on enslaved women is moved

NEW YORK — New York City’s Public Design Commission has approved the removal of a controversial statue of a 19th century doctor who operated on enslaved women.

The controversial statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims was moved on April 17, 2018, from Central Park to the Brooklyn cemetery where he was buried. (PIX11)

The commission on Monday voted 7-0 to accept a mayoral panel’s recommendation that a Central Park statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims be moved to the Brooklyn cemetery where he is buried.

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