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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.

papier-mache statue of liberty

slideshow with 5 slides
Location
Currently not on view
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Political and Military History: Political History
Many Voices, One Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
ID Number
2004.0057.01
accession number
2004.0057
catalog number
2004.0057.01
Object Name
statue, statue of liberty with tomatoes
Physical Description
plaster, fabric, wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 142 in; x 360.68 cm
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6c1a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
Record ID
nmah_1255703
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