The building on the National Mall was designed by the Tanzanian-born architect David Adjaye to evoke a crown motif from ancient Yoruban sculpture, or alternatively women’s hands raised to the sky in prayer. It is planned so the historical journey begins below ground, in an exhibit called “Slavery and Freedom,” featuring an auction block where people were sold and a cramped pinewood cabin where slaves were housed on Edisto Island in South Carolina.
Shelley was my host at the Inly School and I love all she has to say about the wonderful world of books! She took of picture of Inly students in front of their Western Wall built out of recycled materials! https://sommerreading.wordpress.com/
Many thanks to the students and staff of the Inly School for inviting me to your Talking Walls Learning Fair. Thank you for: the questions about my book, your moving dance and wonderful songs and the wall exhibits of kindness, belief, unity and expression. I was honored to spend the day with you.