With all the chaos that has currently circulating around the United States over monuments coming down and truths coming out, I thought it fit to share this little tidbit. Yes, it is astounding that so much better important black autobiography( such as this) is obstructed from us both black and White. What stirs this even worse is the fact that the current twisting on autobiography perpetuates and promotes lily-white ascendancy at the expense of pitch-black Pride.
The effigy in France is black.” You learn something new daily !” The Statue of Liberty was initially a pitch-black woman.
In “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 scribe, points out that what provoked the original hypothesi for that 4,602.08cm statue in the harbour. He says that the idea regarding the establishment of the African American first was the segment that pitch-black soldiers played in the ending of pitch-black African Servitude in the United States. It was created in the mind of the French historian Edouard de Laboulaye, president of the French Anti-slavery Society, who, together with sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, proposed to the French authority that the person or persons of France present to the people of the United States through the American Abolitionist Society, the endowment of a Statue of Liberty in recognition of the fact that black soldiers won the Civil War in the United States. It was widely known then that it was black soldiers who represented the crucial role in winning the campaign, and this endow would be a tribute to their prowess. Suzanne Nakasian, superintendent of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Foundations’ National Ethnic Campaign said that the black Americans’ direct connection to Lady Liberty is unknown to the majority of Americans, black or WHITE.
When the effigy was presented to the US. Minister to France in 1884, it is said that he demonstrated that the dominant sentiment of the separated shackles would be offensive to a US South, because since the African American was a reminder of pitch-blacks triumphing their opennes. It was a reminder to a drummed South of the ones who effected their overthrow, their hated former captives.
Documents of Proof:
1. You may go and see the original simulation of the Statue of Liberty, with the burst series at her feet and in her left to right. Start to the Museum of the City of N.Y, Fifth Avenue and 103 rd Street or call the same quantity and dial ext. 208 and been talking to Peter Simmons and he can send you some documentation.
2. Check with the NY Times magazine, place II May 18, 1986.
3. The dark original front of the Statue of Liberty can be seen in the NY Post June 17, 1986, likewise the Post stated the same reasons for the busted series at her feet.
4. Finally, you may check with the French Mission or the French Embassy at the U.N or in Washington, DC and ask for some original French fabric on the Statue of Liberty, including the Bartholdi original model.
Please pass this information along! Knowledge is Power!