The Allegory of Freedom

The personification of Woman began when we looked to the sky and named a planet, Venus. Woman as allegory can stand for a variety of conceptualizations.  The Ideal of Woman as quintessential Other has been appropriated endlessly to personify conceptions: Nature, Nations, Ships…, as well as the promise of Democracy and Freedom. Today, “Goddess” does …

The Allegory of Freedom Read More »


Slavery ended for millions in the United States with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment on December 6, 1865.  But celebrations began earlier with the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which freed only the enslaved African Americans in ten of the eleven Confederate states.  However, news of the Proclamation took two and a half …

Juneteenth Read More »