Quote Of The Day, January 24, 2022

“The title of this work means guard or watchman, and it honors the work done by activists, citizens, and New Orleans city officials to remove symbols of white supremacy while also suggesting the possibility for a new protective spirit at this central downtown location. Sentinel (Mami Wata) takes the diversity of African cultures in New Orleans as a starting point, evoking African folklore and spiritualities. Mami Wata, a water spirit or deity, is known under many names, including Yemaya, across the African diaspora.”

– from a statement released by the organization presenting a somewhat satanic-looking statue of a snake wrapped around a woman’s body which debuted Saturday on the grounds of Lee Circle in New Orleans.

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