Connect with us

Seeing Butterflies

City to install its first statue of African-American girl

Black Women in History

City to install its first statue of African-American girl


The City of Philadelphia is gearing up to erect the city’s first-of-a-kind piece of public art that’s designed to be reflective of the South Philadelphia athletic community. 

The statue will depict an African-American girl around the age of 11. She’s standing, wearing a basketball uniform, holding the ball and looking over her left shoulder, ready to make – hopefully- a game winning decision.

“It’s an opportunity to sort of celebrate what it means to be a young woman and hopefully sort of inspire confidence and strength,” said Margot Berg, public art director for Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

The office oversees over 1,000 pieces of the city’s art collection. And while most statues are of white men on horses, Berg says there’s been a concerted effort to ensure that with any new city funded …

Read More: City to install its first statue of African-American girl

Continue Reading
You may also like...

I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in Black Women in History

What Does It Mean To Be “Black Butterfly Beautiful”

The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

Flying High

To Top