Human Statues of Liberty are Huddled but Happy to Be Free
3 July, 2008
Playing the Statue of Liberty for eight hours a day, sweating underneath those robes in the glaring sun, makes for classic immigrant labor. Itâ€™s hot in there, itâ€™s physical work, and sometimes, literally, they get pushed around, shoved off the pedestal by a mean-spirited joker or a strong wind.
But to each of them, the job has an elevated meaning. Theyâ€™re independent entrepreneurs, after all. â€œNobody tells us what to do,â€ said Sue, the first Miss Liberty.