Freedom & Liberty Monuments
Around the World

My database currently contains information on ____ freedom and liberty monuments around the world. Here is a preliminary selection, grouped by category and rank ordered within each category by date of dedication.

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Freedom & Liberty Bells:

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July 4, 1776 - Liberty Bell, Liberty Bell Center, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA). Cast in 1753 at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London (England) "By Order of the Assembly of the Province of Pensylvania for the State House in Philada." Icon of American independence. Image shows bell as displayed in 1954 in Independence Hall.
July 4, 1778 - "Liberty Bell of the West," Kaskaskia Bell State Historic Site, Kaskaskia, Illinois (USA). Cast in 1741 in La Rochelle (France) and given to the Mission of the Immaculate Conception by King Louis XV "...Pour L'eglise des Illinois par les soins du roi d'outre l'eau..." when the Mississippi River Valley was part of La Nouvelle France. "This bell was rang [sic] when George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia for the Americans on July 4, 1778." NB: Due to shifts in the river, Kaskaskia is now on the west bank of the Mississippi.
December 31, 1999 - American Freedom Bell, Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). Dedicated at the beginning of the 21st century.

Other Freedom & Liberty Monuments:

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October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Island, New York City, New York (USA). Original name: Liberty Enlightening the World/La liberté éclairant le monde. Gift from France. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue and obtained a US patent useful for raising construction funds through the sale of miniatures. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel engineered the internal structure.
July 4, 1976 - Four Freedoms Monument, Sunset Park, Evansville, Indiana (USA). Four columns from a former railroad station surrounded by seals of the 50 states. Designed by Rupert Condict, AIA. A project for the US Bicentennial. As pronounced by President Franklin Deleno Roosevelt on Junuary 6, 1941, the four freedoms are the freedom of speech and expression, the freeedom of religion, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear.
July 1988 - Freedom Quilt Mural, American Friends Service Committee building, 92 Piedmont Avenue, NE, Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Mural by David Fichter featuring Mahatma Gandhi and 15 other famous peacemakers. Created as part of Rainbow Coalition events during the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Click here for further information. Entry #240 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).