Kind of funny that the one thing in America that is supposed to represent liberty, actually represents the opposite. Another one of America's dirty little secrets that they deny. According to America, they have done no wrong in history at all. Slavery was the fault of the black people. Only 2 percent of white people had slaves. Slavery wasn't as bad as we think. But white supremacy depends on superiority or at least feeling that way. America rejects the sentiment that they were offered a black statue of liberty, but I'm not so convinced they are being totally honest. Anyway, the black statue of Liberty looks a million times better than the junk we have sitting in New York now.
THE FIRST STATUE OF LIBERTY GIVEN TO THE U.S. BY FRANCE WAS A BLACK WOMAN THAT THE U.S. TURNED DOWN SO THE FRENCH MADE ANOTHER GREEN STATUE THAT RESEMBLED A WHITE WOMAN, WHICH IS THE CURRENT IN N.Y. HARBOR. THIS IS BLACK LADY LIBERTY MADE ALSO BY THE FRENCH ON THE ISLAND OF ST. MARTIN. WOMEN OF CREATION, WE MUST CONTINUE TO SHINE THE LIGHT FOR THOSE IN NEED…..LIVE FREE!
During my visit to France I saw the original Statue of Liberty. However there was a difference, the statue in France is Black. The Statue of Liberty was originally a Black woman, but, as memory serves, it was because the model was Black.
In a book called “The Journey of The Songhai People”, according to Dr. Jim Haskins, a member of the National Education Advisory Committee of the Liberty-Ellis Island Committee,professor of English at the University of Florida, and prolific Black author, points out that what stimulated the original idea for that 151 foot statue in the harbor.
He says that what stimulated the idea for the creation of the statue initially was the part that Black soldiers played in the ending of Black African Bondage in the United States. It was created in the mind of the French historian Edourd de Laboulaye, chairman of the French Anti-Slavery Society, who, together with sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi,proposed to the French government that the people of France present to the people of the United States through the American Abolitionist Society, the gift of a Statue of Liberty in recognition of the fact that Black soldiers won the Civil War in the United States.