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As Statue of Liberty re-opens, a look at its surprising backstory

Published July 2, 2013 3:17 pm

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Why some women hated the Statue of Liberty, and other lesser known facts about an American icon.

As Statue of Liberty re-opens, a look at its surprising backstory

Trilok Rangan/Creative CommonsIt was a dark and misty the day the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in October 1886. New York City was soaked from days of rain. But dank conditions didn't stop hundreds of women from protesting the celebration.Parade organizers had denied The New York State Woman Suffrage Association's application for a float in the festivities, so 200 members of the group took matters into their own hands.They hired a boat and "took up one of the most favorable ...

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