OCA Celebrates New Bronze Statues with Family Members of Civil Rights Leaders

On March 3 at Mozley Park, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs celebrated the installation of four new bronze statues with the family members of Civil Rights leaders Dr. Rita Samuels, Dorothy Bolden, Rev. Hosea Williams, and W.A. Scott.

The family members were instrumental in helping the OCA and artist David Alan Clark recreate the likeness of each sculpture and honor their commitment to Civil Rights.

Family members of W.A. Scott standing from left to right: Kiawanne Scott, W.A. Scott IV, W.A. Scott VI, Nyla Scott, and Staci Walker Lynch Scott. Sitting from left to right: Brian McKissick and Alexis Scott


Standing from left to right are family members of Hosea Williams: Elisabeth Williams-Omilami, Evelyn Williams, Juanita Omilami-Ramey. Seated from left to right are some of Hosea Williams’ grandchildren Perpetua Ramey, Kamaya Ramey, Malachi Ramey, and his daughter Yolanda Williams-Favors.


Standing from left to right are family members of Dorothy Lee Bolden: Indigo Faith Kemp, Bryan R. Ingram, Ingra D’Abram Kemp, Charles D. Ingram, Abram Thompson, Jr., Altermiece Thompson-Gates, Anthony Thompson, Sr., Dorothy Thompson-Ingram, and Dennis Gates. Seated from left to right: Avon Thompson-Whitehead, Tiffany Dawn Roosevelt, and Kennedy Roosevelt


Standing are family members of Dr. Rita Samuels: Bryce Love, Chloe Friendly, Paris Murphy-Doctor, Stanley Samuels (husband), and Estella Jackson (sister). Seated: Ernest Slappey, Gregory Doctor, Darius Parker, Brittany Murphy, Courtney Friendly, and Deion Friendly.