About the Episode
Lady Liberty. Is she a symbol of freedom, or just proof of the the insane generosity of French people?
This week, Sierra and Colin speculate about the Statue of Liberty, try to remember the names to hit songs from the 90’s, and search for hiccup remedies. You won’t want to miss this week’s math segment where we mess with height and time.
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For Further Reading
Thomas Crawford’s Statue of Freedom that tops the United States Capitol has an ironic history. Without the work of Philip Reid, an enslaved sculptor, it wouldn’t have been possible. He was paid more than other slaves working on the project, and he was only paid directly on Sundays. The other six days, pay would go directly to his employer. Read Philip’s story here. And…check out Vivien Green Fryd’s article on white supremacy and Statue of Freedom written following Jan. 6, 2021 here.
Subjects CoveredStatue of Liberty • Liberty Enlightening the World • Lady Liberty • Size of Statue of Liberty • Colossus of Rhodes • Columbia • Libertas • Édouard René de Laboulaye • Frédérick Bartholdi • Egypt Carrying the Light to Asia • Bedloe's Island • Liberty Island • Statue of Freedom • Owen Wilson • Viollet le Duc • Gustave Eiffel • Panic of 1873 • Statue of Liberty Replicas • Why are there so many Statue of Liberty replicas? • Thomas Crawford • Boy Scouts of America • Ancient Aliens • Immigration Day • Ellis Island • Ellis Island Immigration Simulation •
- Wikipedia - Statue of Liberty
- National Park Service - Statue of Liberty
- Smithsonian - Statue of Liberty
- Wikipedia - Replicas of the Statue of Liberty
- Smithsonian - Catalog of Lady Liberty Replicas
- National Park Service - Statue Statistics
- Wikipedia - Colossus of Rhodes
- Wikipedia - Libertas
- Wikipedia - Egypt Carrying the Light to Asia
- Wikipedia - Columbia
- Wikipedia - Columbia Pictures
- In 2013 Dollars
- National Park Service - Fort Wood & Ellis Island
- History.com - Statue of Liberty Arriving in New York
- Wikipedia - Thomas Crawford
- Wikipedia - Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford
- Visit the Capitol - Statue of Freedom
- YouTube - What's Inside the Statue of Liberty?
- Wikipedia - Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Campaign by Boy Scouts of America