I hope there was adequate reparation.
We know that the immigrants built this country, but before they were in a position to build, they had years and years of toil and struggle. This bronze sculpture in Battery Park celebrates the diversity of New York City.
The figures, with their dramatic poses, include a freed African slave, a worker, a priest and an Eastern European Jew.
Indeed this was a threshold, from where freedom beckoned, guaranteeing our rights and responsibilities.