Kwame Akoto-Bamfo’s life-size sculpture of enslaved people in rusting shackles that evoke dripping blood is one of the first things visitors encounter at the memorial. The 800 monuments suspended from the ceiling each stand for a county where racial killings occurred. Victims’ names are etched on each one.

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo’s life-size sculpture of enslaved people in rusting shackles that evoke dripping blood is one of the first things visitors encounter at the memorial. The 800 monuments suspended from the ceiling each stand for a county where racial killings occurred. Victims’ names are etched on each on