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8. Regaining Identity

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By KiHunter   |   
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I made a series of metal sculptures about African history in America, as a final assignment for the year. I chose this subject, cause I feel it is a black page in the history of humanity, but it is often forgotten.

It's sort of a timeline, and this is the eighth and last one: 'Regaining Identity'. My teacher asked me: "An African-American timeline huh? So this is going to end in Obama?" I said: "no, although he's doing well as a president, and makes the United States a bit more social, he's not the 'Afro-American' that I'm aiming at. To me, he's just the US president."

I was inspired by the deeds and speeches of people from al kind of periods, like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Brother J, Grand Puba and Jeru The Damaja. People, who know their history and African heritage, and who are aware of their unjust (poor) positions in American society. And people, who will teach others that don't know this, in any way possible. The sculpture itself depicts traditional African headwear, in a stylized way.
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Date Taken
Jul 30, 2012, 3:25:49 AM
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