Browse Collections (15 total)

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

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

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

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

Harriet Tubman Monuments

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The monuments and memorials in the section commemorate the extraordinary achievements of the abolitionist and women’s rights activist Harriet…

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

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

Slavery Monuments in Europe


Slavery Monuments in Mexico, Central America, and South America


Slavery Monuments in the Caribbean