Immokalee Statue of Liberty by Kat Rodriguez

Migrant farmworkers march for the promise of America

Created by artist and community organizer Kat Rodriguez, this interpretation of the Statue of Liberty was a focal point for a protest march organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in 2000. As part of the "March for Dignity, Dialogue, and a Fair Wage," she was carried by marchers over 230 miles between Fort Myers and Orlando, Florida, as a call for improved conditions and higher wages for agricultural workers. Rodriguez's depiction of Lady Liberty, complete with tomatoes in place of her typical torch and tablet, serves to connect the struggles of diverse migrant farmworkers with the promise of America as represented by the original Statue of Liberty.

Immokalee Statue of Liberty

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Political and Military History: Political History
Many Voices, One Nation
Many Voices, One Nation
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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papier mache
statue, statue of liberty with tomatoes
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plaster, fabric, wood (overall material)
overall: 142 in; x 360.68 cm
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