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B.K. Marcus writes at FEE, “The original statue was to be an Egyptian woman—a fellah, or native peasant—draped in a burqa, one outstretched arm holding a torch to guide the ships on the great waterway over which she would stand.” This was then the hub of the remaining slave traffic of the day. 

Lady Liberty: An Unauthorized Biography : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education.

He asks, “Does any of this mean that the Statue of Liberty fails to represent either liberty or the American people?” and goes on to answer. 

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