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The Ark of Return Celebrates Triumph of Human Spirit

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The Ark of Return Celebrates Triumph of Human Spirit

The Ark of Return is a design piece of sculpture that will be installed in the UN plaza in 2014.

The project is a representation of a slave ship and lone slave beside it, which symbolizes the journey of the transatlantic slave trade from bondage to freedom.

A memory piece, it invites viewers to reflect on what forces created the slave trade and were ultimately defeated by democracy.

The design will be hewn in shining white marble, emblematic of spirituality.

Tags: united nations, slavery, u.n., Slave, Africa

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