Statue of John Mason — who led raid on Pequot Indians — prompts calls for more diversity of Capitol monuments

After decades outside the state Capitol with little notice, some are now questioning the statue of John Mason, a controversial figure who led the Pequot Massacre in 1637. The statue of Mason is seen on the state Capitol building above the north steps as members of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus held a press conference this week. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)

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