The Original Statue of Liberty Was Black

Designers wanted to Honor Slaves

Levi J. Baldwin III

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Very few people know the origins of the massive statue that stands in New York Harbor greeting travels from across the globe. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to signify the end of slavery. There is evidence that supports claims she originally resembled a black slave with broken shackles on hands and feet. 

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