“I want to galvanize this global village of Black people and to seed monumental thoughts. We don’t have monuments that are about us. I want people to be happy to have a place to gather; a place to assemble. The message that I hope comes out of this is the power of placemaking in monument erection.”

Ini Archibong, Designer and Architect

“The greatest of who we are is in the inclusive elevations of placement that we inspire, cultivate, and create through purposefully intentional community. This is the power of great design, bringing people together.”

Tamara N. Houston, Managing Partner and Producer