From Memphis, comes word that a statue of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederacy, has been replaced with a giant afro-pick and black power fist.
The eight-foot-tall afro-pick and black power fist are part of a temporary art installation in Fourth Bluff Park, previously known as Confederate Park.
In 2018 the park underwent a cultural cleansing. Every Civil War statue, sign and plaque were removed.“You know, change is never easy,” Greenspace CEO Van Turner told Action News 5. “But change is necessary.”The new art installation is titled, “All Power to All People.” But clearly, they don’t mean “all” people.“This is a celebration of self-love, representation and something that we can all really be proud of,” George Abbott with Memphis River Parks told the television station.Action News 5 […]
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