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Shattering Silence

View of downtown Des Moines from the Judicial Building by the State Capitol. The sculpture is called “Shattering Silence” by Des Moines artist James Ellwanger. It commemorates the 1839 ruling by the Iowa Territorial Supreme Court that granted permanent freedom to a former slave who entered the state from Missouri.

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Taken on March 22, 2011