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Honoring the African-American Experience

Triumph of the Human Spirit

Triumph of the Human Spirit by sculptor Lorenzo Pace

Sculptor Lorenzo Pace, 2000
Foley Square, Manhattan
Black granite

Set at the center of a fountain, and rising nearly 50 feet into the air, this black granite abstract monument is derived from the antelope forms of Bambaran art. The horizontal boat-like feature that supports the sculpture alludes to the "Middle Passage" of the slave trade. The monument is built near the site of a Colonial-era African-American burial ground.

Read the Historical Sign for Triump of the Human Spirit

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