The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media. @KrystVegaNeteru
This is beautiful.
I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.
I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it
Argh, I seriously wish there was more on African Art movements in Art/Art History books. This monument was made back in 2006 for crying out loud! There’s so much that the art-historian in me is burning to say about this…But short story shorter, the movement known as African Renaissance is a relatively modern and multi-faceted concept, starting around the mid-20th century, even though more often than not it takes up such a small section of the so-called “Non-Western” classesat uni. Just the fact that we still treat the name of the class with such an Otherness mentality is so absurd and more than maddening, but there you have it folks. Sigh.
"This isn’t all about just one man killed in one town. It’s about how people of color, no matter their socio-economic standing face obstacles in this country with surprising grace. Imagine that on a pretty consistent basis you can’t get a fucking cab, even though you’re a neurosurgeon, because you’re black.
Race is there and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.”