S.F.: Art installation in Golden Gate Park will honor first Africans in America

Bay City News Service

SAN FRANCISCO — The city hopes to unveil a new art installation in Golden Gate Park honoring the first Africans in America in time for Juneteenth.

The installation — titled “Monumental Reckoning” by Bay Area sculptor Dana King — honors the first Africans stolen from their homeland and sold into slavery.

It consists of 350 sculptures representing the number of Africans initially forced onto the slave ship San Juan Bautista for a journey of death and suffering…

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