Monday’s Monument: Justice, Winnipeg, Canada

Monday’s Monument: Justice, Winnipeg, Canada

Created by local artist Gordon Reeve, the work was one of four public art pieces commissioned as part of the building of the new Law Courts in 1984. Consisting of three ribs or legs, the sculpture is topped by three long arms, each taking a different serpentine form....
Monday’s Monument: Gaspar Yanga Statue, Yanga, Mexico

Monday’s Monument: Gaspar Yanga Statue, Yanga, Mexico

Gaspar Yanga was a member of the royal family in Gabon prior to being kidnapped and enslaved, working in the Veracruz sugar plantations. He is widely considered to have established one of the first free black settlements in North or South America. Yanga founded the...
Monday’s Monument:  We Arrive, Hamilton, Bermuda

Monday’s Monument: We Arrive, Hamilton, Bermuda

In 1835 a group of 172 slaves from America chose to gain their freedom on the shore of Barr’s Bay Park. In 2010 a sculpture was unveiled to commemorate the event. As a plaque at the base of the statue explains: THE BERMUDA DIASPORA HERITAGE TRAIL {Globe With...