Browse Collections (15 total)

Emancipation Monuments


This collection focuses specifically on monuments and memorials that signal the end of slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation. Included in…

Contributors: Renée Ater

Monuments to Resistance


The monuments and memorials in this section commemorate the enslaved and free men and women who resisted bondage and worked to end the institution…

Contributors: Renée Ater

Transatlantic Slave Trade - Middle Passage Monuments


This collection focuses on monuments and memorialsdedicated to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage. Between the 16th and 19th…

Contributors: Renée Ater

African American History


The monuments and memorials in this collection acknowledge the important contributions of African Americans to American history including the long…

Contributors: Renée Ater

Universities and Slavery Monuments


The monuments in this collection examine the intertwined histories of American universities and slavery. In his book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery,…

Contributors: Renée Ater

Cemeteries and Memorial Parks


This collection is just a fraction of the burial sites dedicated to enslaved persons, "contrabands," and freed persons. Many of these cemeteries and…

Contributors: Renée Ater

Frederick Douglass Monuments


Frederick Douglass (c. February 1818—February 20, 1895), one of the most brilliant orators of his generation, worked ceaselessly for the cause of…

Contributors: Renée Ater

Sojourner Truth Monuments

The monuments in this collection address the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth, the tireless abolitionist, feminist, and brilliant orator. Truth…

Contributors: Renée Ater

Slavery Monuments in Mexico, Central America, and South America


Slavery Monuments in Africa


Monuments and memorials to the transatlantic slave trade in West and East Africa are included in this collection. Memorialization efforts from Senegal…

Contributors: Renée Ater