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“Monumental Reckoning” 350 New Statues Debut Today in GG Park

A new work of public art will rise in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Monumental Reckoning squarely addresses America’s original sin of slavery while guiding us to a more honest, inclusive, and uplifting future.UPDATE: The installation was approved by both the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission’s Operations Committee. It is currently under review by the Planning Commission and will also need approval by the city’s Historical Preservation Committee before it can be installed.Illuminate (the group behind The Bay Lights), artist Dana King, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce will unveil the extraordinary new installation which features 350 steel-based statues (all about 3-4 feet tall) representing the original mothers and women of slavery, encircling and interrogating the plinth of the Frances Scott Key.