Everyone knows the Statue of LIberty is in
New York. I have not seen the Statue of Liberty in its location, but I have
seen pictures online. I never really imagined who the statue was made in honor
Well, guess what? Here are some facts some people might not know until they
get to the next line.
Important Facts about the Statue of Liberty:
The Statue of Liberty in France is Black. Guess what again?
The Statue of Liberty was originally black.
(Wow! This is one of the reasons I love to learn. It is truly inspiring!!)
It was a gift to honor the Black Soldiers
that won the Civil War in the United
As for evidence that this is true:
Go to the Museum of the City of NY
Fifth Avenue, 103rd Street
or dial the same number above with this ext.208
Ask for Peter Simmons(He will send you documentation)
Check with the N.Y. Times Magazine part II May 18,1986
Also, the dark face of the original Statue
of Liberty is in N.Y. Post June 17,1986.
Another thing is :
- Check with the French Mission of the French EMbassy at the U.N.
- or in Washington D.C. and ask for some original French Material on the
Statue of LIberty.
- (this includes the Bartholdi original model You can call 202-944-
6060 or 6400. for those public places.)
When you get to the site, scroll down to the middle of the page. It’s the
5th section of text and you will see:
A Lesson in Black History: The Statue of Liberty
That’s just so you know how to quickly get to it because there is
other information before and after it.
All this information mentioned is found here: