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Dem Mayor's Juneteenth Statue Backfires After She Unveils Horrifying Sculpture to Black Citizens

Added 06-21-22 02:45:04pm EST - “Rather than honoring the memories of those who were enslaved prior to the Civil War, "All Power to All People" comes across as a mockery.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Dem Mayor's Juneteenth Statue Backfires After She Unveils Horrifying Sculpture to Black Citizens”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ahead of Juneteenth, the holiday which celebrates the Union Army’s arrival in Texas to announce the end of slavery, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell unveiled a statue in Lafayette Square — of a gigantic hair pick, which features a peace sign and clenched “black power” fist on its handle.

The 28-foot-tall, 7,000 pound statue, titled “All Power to All People,” was created by artist Hank Willis Thomas, according to The Daily Wire.

Search for the story on https://t.co/ePBMG6NNcM: Two-story Black power hair pick, symbol of African identity, erected near Gallier Hall New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell calls temporary addition to city’s streetscape “Breathtaking.” Sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas. pic.twitter.com/UKf6oXeXgX

The mayor posted a photo of the sculpture on Twitter with the caption, “Breathtaking,” which it certainly was, but not in a good way.

In a separate Twitter post, Cantrell wrote, “As Juneteenth approaches, we celebrated with an unveiling in Lafayette Sq. This sculpture is very fitting for this time & place as we celebrate the freedoms that we have gained We know that it doesn’t come without struggles, fights, and protests for 200+ years.”

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