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As the last nation in the Americas to officially abolish slavery in 1888, historians estimate that of the approximately 10.7 million enslaved persons brought to the Americas, as many as 50 percent arrived in Brazil. Valongo was the debarkation point…

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A multi-figure sculpture of Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garrett leading two fugitive enslaved persons, a semi-nude man, and completely clothed woman, to freedom along the Underground Railroad in Wilmington, Delaware. Tubman carries a baby in her arms…

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The memorial includes a stone tabletop supported by 300 bronze male and female African American figures, their arms raised over their heads as they collectively hold the weight of the tabletop. The differing dress of the figures-- some are shown in…

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The life-sized bronze statue of a single black soldier honors the contributions of the over 20,000 African American men from Tennessee who served in the Union Army.

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The life-size bronze sculpture of a United States Colored Troop soldier, rifle held over his shoulder as he strides forward. The figures stand on 6-foot granite pedestal, which features two bronze plaque bearing a dedicatory inscription as well as…

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Railroad tracks emerge from the ground, reaching upward. This sculpture commemorates Oberlin's role in the Underground Railroad. Cameron Armstrong (then a senior at Oberlin College) created the sculpture in 1977 as part of a class art project.

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Truths that Rise from the Roots Remembered is located in the Alexandria African American Heritage Park, a nine acre memorial park. The park was the site of a historic Black Baptist Cemetery, established in 1885, and later descecrated when the City of…

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The Canadian counter-part to Ed Dwight's Gateway to Freedom, Tower of Freedom consists of a twenty-two-foot high granite tower, adorned with a bronze flame symbolizing the “Eternal Flame of Freedom.” Life-size bronze figures stand on opposite sides…

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The monumental ironwork is dedicated to both the memory of General Dumas, the first black general in France and the abolition of slavery. The work, which consists of broken shackles and iron chains, was erected on the site of Alphonse de Perrin de…

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Dedicated to the history of enslavement in the Southern United States, the Whitney Plantation is sited on the grounds where enslaved people labored in bondage for over 100 years. The museum is comprised of twelve historic structures. A number of…
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