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. Her candid images of daily life, rendered in the vernacular of bronze sculpture, are a testament to the resounding triumph of the human spirit.

Introduction Video

Working with community members, our mission is to fully honor, dignify and restore the humanity of enslaved Africans in America by transforming them from objects to subjects via art in a public place in Yonkers, New York.

About Vinnie Bagwell

Vinnie Bagwell has always been an agent for social, educational, and economic growth in her community via the arts. She is a powerful storyteller for the African diaspora who incorporates the story in a finely-tuned, visual portrayal of historical events.

Calendar of Events

PREVIEW EXHIBITION AND
OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Yonkers Riverfront Library
1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers,  York
Free to the Public

Artist Vinnie Bagwell will unveil the first two-of-five life-sized bronze sculptures, “ISatta” and “Themba the Boatman,” for the Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden, which will be on exhibition at the library until permanent installation in 2019.

Sponsors and Supporters

Enslaved Africans Rain Garden