The Statue of Liberty

This 1985 Ken Burns film chronicles the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument--from its conception, to its complicated and often controversial construction, to its final dedication--and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans to explore the meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

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The Statue of Liberty

Enduring Symbol

Carolyn Forche talks about how the Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol.

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The Statue of Liberty

What is Liberty?

James Baldwin, Barbara Jordan and Milos Forman discuss liberty.

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