On Juneteenth (June 19) at 10am, the County honored the life and legacy of the late Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn by unveiling the Sankofa Statue on the West Lawn of the County Administration Building at 12 S.E. 1st St. in Gainesville.
In her remarks at the dedication, Nkwanda Jah said:
“Today we paid tribute to my friend Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn/Tricia/Trish/Zoe/Nefertari with a monument. The monument is a Sankofa bird, Sankofa taken from the Akan people of Ghana – a proverb meaning to reach back and fetch your past to inform your future. She did this from the streets of Liberia to Egypt to Ghana to South Africa to the streets of Gainesville and Alachua County. So proud to be here with her family and friends.”
A profile of Patricia Hilliard Nunn can be found in Atrium magazine at atriummag.org/steel-and-smiles/.