Illustration of Liberty Bell in red and blue with light blue stars on the bell.
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|Additional Information||The Liberty Bell is located in The Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA. The bell, which weighed over 2,000 pounds when it was cast in 1753, once rang to signal the start of lawmaker meetings as well as town gatherings. It was damaged beyond repair in 1846 when metal workers who were trying to fix a crack, widened the crack which then could not be resealed. The bell is inscribed with the words, "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof." This message has inspired a rallying cry for abolitionists wishing to end slavery and suffragists fighting for women's right to vote. Today, the bell is softly tapped each year to honor Martin Luther King Day.|
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