The (Black) History of Lady Liberty

Yes, the iconic Statue of Liberty was built to recognize the end of slavery

Adrienne Gibbs
Momentum

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A close-up view of the chains at the Statue of Liberty’s feet. Photo: National Park Service

In early 1998, the National Park Service began to seriously entertain the idea of researching the true history of the Statue of Liberty. This came after numerous inquiries about the raison d’être of the statue and the cultural appropriation of the statue’s meaning by white…

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Adrienne Gibbs
Momentum

Director of Content @Medium. Award-winning journalist. Featured in a Beyoncé reel. Before now? EBONY, Netflix, Sun-Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe.