Artist Hank Willis Thomas created a second version of his sculpture Raise Up for a new memorial complex dedicated to the history of slavery in the US.
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Hank Willis Thomas, the author of the sculpture, posted on Instagram photos of his artwork and other objects on display. In the caption, he thanked the founders of the museum for the opportunity to contribute to the exhibition :
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be a small part history being made upon the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.”
The sculpture has references to two things that still exist in the US – police brutality against African Americans and racial bias in the criminal justice system. Both issues are among the key problems Black Lives Matter campaigns against.Subscribe to our mailing list: