Sculpture 'United We Stand' unveiled at Detroit museum

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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 8:17 AM

DETROIT (AP) — An abstract sculpture called "United We Stand" has been unveiled on the plaza of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

The 20-foot-tall work by 91-year-old Charles McGee was shown off during an event over the weekend.

Made from steel and painted with black-and-white geometric patterns and shapes, the Detroit Free Press reports the figures stand for a multicultural Detroit and, by extension, America. McGee says: "My work is about the power of togetherness."

The sculpture was the centerpiece of an event titled "Reunite at the Wright: A Detroit City Reunion." The Detroit News reports Museum President and CEO Juanita Moore says: "Hopefully, it will lead to the conversations we need to have, and people will learn from its intent."

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