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Sculpture Unveiled Of Black Man With Dreadlocks In Former Confederate Capital

“I think it meant a lot for me to be able to say that in the 21st century, we as a society can say yes to a monument to a young black man in a hoodie.” – Kehinde Wiley, Artist

“The sculpture of an African American man riding a horse was unveiled in Richmond, Virginia. Kehinde Wiley’s bronze statue entitled Rumors of War is a direct response to the Confederate statues that line Monument Avenue just a few blocks away. Wiley is known for painting the presidential portrait of Barack Obama.” – BBC News

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