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America’s famed Statue of Liberty was originally a Muslim woman

America's most famous and iconic landmark, the Statue of Liberty was originally conceived as a Muslim peasant woman and was to have stood at the approach to the Suez Canal. Lady Liberty was also originally meant to wear hijab. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO As pointed out by The Daily Beast’s Michael Daly in an op-ed, the statue itself was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age. Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the French designer of the statue, was inspired by…

Lady Liberty shown as black woman on U.S. coin for first time

The United States Mint has unveiled a $100 gold coin featuring an African-American woman as the face of Lady Liberty for the first time in the history of U.S. currency. The 24-karat gold coin, which marks the Mint's 225th anniversary, was debuted on Thursday in the Department of the Treasury's Cash Room in Washington, D.C. It is the first in a series of gold coins featuring Lady Liberty, which has been used on American coinage since the late 1790s, as an ethnic woman, Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson said…