Wilmington Removes Christopher Columbus Statue, Plans To Remove Statue Of Former Gov. Caesar Rodney

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — The City of Wilmington has removed a statue of Christopher Columbus and another will come down this weekend. Chopper 3 was over the Columbus statue site on Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

The statue had been there for at least 50 years.

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The city will also remove the statue of former Delaware Governor Caesar Rodney.

Rodney was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and owned slaves.

The mayor said in a news release the statues will be stored.

He said a discussion about public displays of historical figures is overdue.