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The (Black) History of Lady Liberty

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

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…



Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Adrienne Gibbs

Director, Creator Growth @Medium. Editor of ZORA and MOMENTUM. Writer. Mother. Proud recipient of an official Beyoncé shout out.