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A new statue will soon preserve the story of Italian immigration in Buffalo

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Posted at 3:32 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 03:32:30-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new statue will soon preserve the story of Italian immigration in Buffalo.

The Federation of Italian-American Societies made the announcement Sunday, as part of its National Italian Heritage Month festivities.

The new bronze statue will replace the one of Christopher Columbus that was taken down in July amid protests over racial injustice in America.

Entitled "La Terra Promessa" or "The Promised Land," it will depict an Italian immigrant family coming to Buffalo to begin a new life.

At this point, there is no timetable on when the statue will be completed.