Guess the Color the Original Statue of Liberty? by Valerie Cheers Brown

Did you know the Original Statue of Liberty introduced to the U.S. was a Statue of a… Black Woman”. There is a considerable measure of history that didn’t make it into the history books for our schools. READ, get you a book and educate yourself.

A History Lesson

It is difficult to trust that after my numerous times of tutoring optional and post) the accompanying actualities about the Statue of Liberty was never educated. Many thousands if not a huge number of individuals including myself have gone to the Statue of Liberty throughout the years however yet I can’t discover one individual who knows the genuine history behind the Statue-stunning. Yes,amazing that so much vital Black history, (for example, this) is avoided us (Black and White). What aggravates this even is the way that the present contort on history sustains and advances racial domination to the detriment of Black Pride.

The Statue of Liberty was initially a Black lady, in any case, as memory serves, it was on the grounds that the model was Black.

In a book called “The Journey of The Songhai People“, as indicated by Dr. Jim Haskins, an individual from the National Education Advisory Committee of the Liberty-Ellis Island Committee,professor of English at the University of Florida, and productive Black creator, brings up that what invigorated the first thought for that 151 foot statue in the harbor.

Documents of Proof:

1.) You may go and see the original model of the Statue of Liberty, with the broken chains at her feet and in her left hand. Go to the Museum of the City of NY, Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street write to Peter Simmons and he can send you some documentation.

2.) Check with the N.Y. Times magazine, part II_May 18, 1986. Read the article by Laboulaye.6

3.) The dark original face of the Statue of Liberty can be seen in the N.Y. Post, June 17, 1986, also the Post stated the reason for the broken chains at her feet.

4.) Finally, you may check with the French Mission or the French Embassy at the U.N. or in Washington, D.C. and ask for some original French material on the Statue of Liberty, including the Bartholdi original model.

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