But is the slave kneeling? Or rising? The argument for the postures is the slave is removing his chains as Lincoln protects him. The argument against it is the slave is kneeling.
It's a statue of the slave rising after he is freed from the chains of slavery by Lincoln. The original was fully paid for by emancipated slaves.— AG (@AGHamilton29) December 30, 2020
Here was the Frederick Douglas speech at the dedication in 1876: https://t.co/y1QzCEDOFV https://t.co/Q95hesOEPB
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
We’re Really Upset By Kneeling, Aren’t We?
Half-empty? Or half-full?
Posted by Rmj at 12:00 PM