by Barbara Kyles

Do you know the origin of Lady Liberty? Take a look and welcome to Black history!

The Washington Post wrote, “Of the statue’s long-forgotten history: Lady Liberty was originally designed to celebrate the end of slavery, not the arrival of immigrants. Ellis Island, the inspection station through which millions of immigrants passed, didn’t open until six years after the statue was unveiled in 1886.”

I share with you this Facebook post from The Washington Post from May 23, 2019:

Barbara Kyles is a Miami Township resident who enjoys advocating for social issues and gardening year-round.

Barbara will be publishing a continuing series about Black History for Loveland Magazine.



  1. Your facts are incorrect. The Statue of Liberty was not original built as a gift to the United States at all.

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