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All Power to All People

Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People


April 13—July 7, 2019


At approximately 25 feet tall, All Power to All People reflects on a storied culture and history. Variations of the Afro comb or pick have been around for 6,000 years, originating in Africa before re-emerging in Britain, the Americas and the Caribbean. Around the 20th century, Afro combs started to take on distinctive cultural and political meaning. The Afro comb exists today as many things to different people: It is representative not only of an era, but a sound and a counter culture. It is a uniting motif, worn as adornment, a political emblem, and signature of collective identity. All Power To All People is presented in Harlem at The Africa Center as a symbol of community, strength, perseverance, comradeship, equal justice and belonging.

#AllPowerHarlem  #AllPowerAfricaCenter


All Power to All People, Hank Willis Thomas © 2018. Conceived by conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas. Produced by Marsha Reid, fabricated by Jeff Schomberg. Presented by The Africa Center and Kindred Arts Inc. in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program

Special thanks to The Africa Center’s Board of Trustees and RBHU engineering. Made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC



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Join us on July 2nd and 3rd for the second edition of Salon Africana at The Africa Center. Performances will feature Julia Sarr, one of the most original vocal artists to emerge from West Africa, and Zoë Modiga, an artist who represents the present and...

The Africa Center
2 days ago
Join us July 2nd / 3rd for the second edition of @SalonAfricana. Performances will feature iconic African artist Julia Sarr and Zoë Modiga.

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