An Evening with Vinnie Bagwell

A native of Westchester County, artist Vinnie Bagwell has most recently created the 7-foot bronze sculpture of abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth at the Welcome Center Over the Hudson State Historic Park in Poughkeepsie.  As of February 17th, she is one of the finalists in Newark, NJ where the city is commissioning a new statue to honor Harriett Tubman and the Underground Railroad of NJ.

In Yonkers, NY next to the Metro-North train station there is a life-size bronze statue of Ella Fitzgerald titled, “The First Lady of Jazz” and she also co-author of “A Study of African-American Life in Yonkers From the Turn of the Century.  Bagwell has visualized prominent black historic statues that address civil rights, and segregation, the slave trade and historic racism in New York State. 

Bagwell understands that public art means many things to people. It is a form of expression. It documents a municipality’s history. It can be a celebration or a legacy. It can ignite creativity, share culture and inspire conversation-especially where certain communities have been displaced, history erased, or not recognized.

Yorktown for Justice is honored to host an evening in conversation with Vinnie Bagwell on Thursday March 11 from 7pm-8pm. This event will be hosted by community members Patricia Sullivan-Rothberg and Allyson Montana-Hill.

Zoom info:

Meeting ID: 961 0944 9971

Passcode: 370107

Read more about Vinnie Bagwell –

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Marcia Stone says:

    There is no zoom link in your post. Is there preregistration?

  2. Hi Marcia, the zoom info is posted on the flyer and in the blog post towards the bottom. No pre-registration is required and feel free to share! 🙂

    1. Sarah Wilson says:

      But the flyer doesn’t actually state it is on Zoom. One could assume it is Zoom, but could be Webex, or some other platform.

      1. Hi Sarah, the blog post does specify it is on zoom. We have been sharing the link with the flyer. The meeting ID and passcode are listed both on the flyer and in the blog post.

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