A Story that Needs to Be Told
Artist Vinnie Bagwellʼs vision for the Enslaved Africansʼ Rain Garden is focused on remembering the lives, the feelings, and the legacy of men, women, and children who were stripped of their human rights, and were among the first to be manumitted/freed by law 64 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. Her candid images of daily life, rendered in the vernacular of bronze sculpture, are a testament to the resounding triumph of the human spirit.
Civic Engagement & Support
Public forums, exhibitions, artist talks, and social media, enable viewers to learn about local history and the process of creating art for public places.
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