The sign that greets visitors into Minter’s African Village in America.
Minter’s depiction of the Freedom Rides in Birmingham.
A closeup of Minter’s memorial to September 11, 2001, part of his corner of disasters. Though he considers his monument mostly complete, Minter continues to add on for disasters.
One of Minter’s trademarks are his metal-worked faces, which he makes out of whatever he can find. In one part of the yard, Minter showed off a man made from a shower caddy.
Minter’s fervent religious messages are sprinkled throughout the installation, including large passages of scripture written on car doors and bits of metal. One Bible verse appears on the salvaged back doors of an ambulance.
A section of the yard that represents the terrors of the slave ship. “This is the sacred burial ground,” Minter said. “This is the holy place of Birmingham.”
A closeup of the sign at the beginning of the garden.
One of Minter’s metal-work men, made out of a propane tank.