Memorial for Enslaved Laborers (The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA)

Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia
the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia
The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia
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Title

Memorial for Enslaved Laborers (The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Slavery
Mid-Atlantic United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

According the artists, historians and architects involved with the project, they seeks to create:

"The design of a new Memorial to Enslaved African American Laborers on the grounds of the University of Virginia marks a critical moment to address the complex history of the University—and of the country. The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers responds to a deep need to address an untold and uncomfortable history - one that is still very much a difficult, though necessary, national conversation on race. It is vital to highlight those African American historical sites, ones that are often hiding in plain sight.

UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers should create a physical place of remembrance and a symbolic acknowledgement of a difficult past. The memorial should become a place of learning as well as a place of healing. The memorial must address multiple constituencies on UVA grounds and within the Charlottesville community, in particular the descendants of African Americans who built, worked, and lived at the University.”

The memorial is part of a larger, ongoing process at the University spearheaded by the President's Commission on Slavery and the University (PCSU). PCSU began in 2013, guided by the work of groups such as Memorial for Enslaved Laborers (MEL), the UVA IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Access) Fund, and University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE).

Creator

Meejin Yoon
Mable O. Wilson
Greg Bleam
Frank Dukes
Eto Otitigbe,

Source

Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, President's Commission on Slavery and the University, University of Virginia
Photographs: New York Times

Date

2020

Contributor

University of Virginia, Charlottesville; UVA's President's Commission on Slavery and the University of Virginia

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

University of Virginia, University, VA 22903

Bibliographic Citation

University of Virginia, "Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia." Accessed April 12, 2019, https://www.virginia.edu/slaverymemorial/goals.html

Mary Hughes, Alice J. Raucher, Mabel Wilson, J. Meejin Yoon. "The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia Panel Discussion." Accessed January 31, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388_x4oYmq8

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Schematic drawings

Citation

Meejin Yoon et al., “Memorial for Enslaved Laborers (The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed October 27, 2021, https://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1127.

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