The first Statue of Liberty given to the the US by France was a black woman that the US turned down so the French made another which is the current in NY Harbor. This is Black Lady Liberty, also made by the French, on the Island of St Martin.
Claim The original model for the Statue of Liberty was a black woman, but the design was changed to appease white Americans who would not accept an African-American Liberty. "the stone that the builder refused"
Statue of Liberty Facts: did you know that. The Statue of Liberty used to have a reddish brown color?
A+ Statue of Liberty Labels
Here are two printable sheets for your students to use for labeling a the Statue of Liberty. You can choose whether to have your students cut and glue the labels, or write the labels in the boxes. This could be used when teaching about American symbols.
History on the “Black Statue of Liberty” of America