Yesterday the Statue of Liberty,
French abolitionist and Chair of the French Anti-Slavery Society Edouard de Laboulaye and sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi launched an initiative to build the Statue of Liberty as a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States of America, to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States..
On October 28, 1886, with the funds raised from across French society (from the elites to the schoolchildren and ordinary citizens, etc…), the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World - La Liberté Eclairant Le Monde) was unveiled at Liberty Island, Manhattan, New York City, New, York, United States!
Year 2016 (151 years later!):
The Statue of Liberty, now an American icon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still stands as a welcoming site to immigrants arriving from abroad, and still brings millions of visitors to New York every year. Read More…