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October 2000 - Is There a Black Statue of Liberty in Paris?

Statue of LibertyA rumor circulating on the Internet claims that the model of the Statue of Liberty was a black woman: "During my visit to France I saw the original Statue of Liberty…The statue in France is Black…The Statue of Liberty was originally a Black woman, but…it was because the model was Black." Discover Paris! has put its staff to work to shed light on the accuracy of this story. This month's newsletter gives their in-depth report.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2000