Artworks commemorating African Americans in Washington, D.C.

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Artworks commemorating African-Americans in Washington, D.C. is a group of fourteen public artworks in Washington, D.C., including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial dedicated in 2011, that commemorate African Americans.[1] When describing thirteen of these that predate the King Memorial, Jacqueline Trescott wrote for The Washington Post:

In a city crowded with memorials and monuments, few represent the individual struggles of African American pioneers or salute the contributions of black citizens.[1]

Trescott reported that four additional commemorative works also include representations of African Americans.[1]


Trescott reported that the following works commemorate African Americans.[1]

Additional representations of African Americans[edit]

Trescott reported that the following memorials contain addtitional representations of African Americans.[1]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

African American:


  1. ^ a b c d e Trescott, Jacqueline (2011-08-23). "Across D.C., statues honor African Americans". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  2. ^ Augustus Saint-Gaudens (artist). "Shaw Memorial, 1900". The Collection. National Gallery of Art. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  3. ^ Rob Young (photographer). "National Gallery of Art — Shaw Memorial". Full-size image. Flickr. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 

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