Seven-foot Tupac statue unveiled

Published: 2005-09-21
Marking the nine-year anniversary of Tupac Shakur's murder, a seven-foot tall statue of the legendary rapper was erected last week in Atlanta, Georgia.
The statue stands in the Peace Garden of Love and Hope, located at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts. More than 1000 people are said to have been present for the unveiling.

A bronzed Tupac now stands immortalized in the garden, dressed in a suit and holding a copy of "The Rose That Grew From Concrete," a book of poems written by the artist during his teenage years. Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, was present for the ceremony. She said she is hopeful that the statue will act as a peaceful place of reflection for generations to come.

"This statue will serve as a reminder to all of those who visit the Peace Garden of Love and Hope, for peace is something my son always held in his heart." Ms. Shakur continued by saying, "this sculpture and the Center that surrounds it will carry Tupac's message on down to our children's children."

Writer: Greg Hoekstra



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i love tupac and i have a great deal of resepect and im writen this to let you know i support whatever thats being done on behave of tupac and my repect and love goes out to his mother
life goes on like he said
rest in peace :tupac: much love
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