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243 years ago on this day, the Declaration of Independence was adopted here in Philadelphia:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
In our current exhibition, artist Sonya Clark revisits these words (coated with dust gathered from Independence Hall and then cleaned) as a reminder of how much work has been done to ensure our liberty, as well as the work yet to be done. Today FWM is closed as we celebrate the history of our city, our nation, and our freedom in loving, questioning, and defending what we hold dear. Happy Fourth, all.
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