Commission recommends keeping controversial John Mason statue at Connecticut Capitol

Mason is considered a founding father of the state of Connecticut but is also responsible for leading the main battle of the Pequot War of 1637.

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2021, 5:57 PM

Updated 890 days ago

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Commission recommends keeping controversial John Mason statue at Connecticut Capitol
A state commission has recommended keeping a controversial statue of John Mason at the state capitol building in Hartford.
The commission also recommended the creation of a task force dedicated to studying all statues at the capitol building.
Three members voted to remove the statue while three others voted to wait for more guidance
Ultimately, state lawmakers will decide the statue’s fate. 
Mason is considered a founding father of the state of Connecticut but is also responsible for leading the main battle of the Pequot War of 1637. 
Colonial forces, along with their Native American allies, attacked one of two main fortified Pequot villages in Mystic in that battle.  


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