The Statues of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and
John Lewis has been unveiled in New York’s Union Square.
Police killed George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. They became icons of the Black Lives Matter protest in 2020, while John Lewis was a civil rights activist and statesman who was murdered in an incident known as Bloody Sunday.
The artwork created by New York artist Chris Carnabuci titled “SEEINJUSTICE,” was unveiled Thursday morning in New York’s union square park in honour of the trio’s memory.
The John supported the exhibition, and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation and “We Are Floyd,” a nonprofit organization led by George Floyd’s brother, Terrence.
Chris Carnabuci said the artwork is a way to raise awareness about racism and correct racist wrong in the United States. He also added:
“Art creates an environment for civil discourse. We can talk about our differences and come to some understanding of each other’s perspective. If we can do that, that’s the first step. From understanding comes action, and from action comes change”.
The sculpture will be in union square park until Oct 30.