Agree or disagree the Monument to African Renaissance, a 164-foot structure — about a foot taller than the Statue of Liberty — depicting the figures of a man, a woman and a child, arms outstretched, facing the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking and a marvel, It is disturbing that a work of art of this scale has received so little coverage , that said on with the controversy
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“This renaissance statue is a powerful idea from a powerful mind,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson in remarks to the crowd of hundreds waving flags at the foot of the lighted monument. “This is dedicated to the journey of our ancestors, enslaved but not slaves.