“Spirit of Freedom”: African American Civil War Memorial (Washington, D.C.)

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Dublin Core

Title

“Spirit of Freedom”: African American Civil War Memorial (Washington, D.C.)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Men--United States Colored Troops
Associations--Military
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The work depicts three infantrymen and a sailor. Above the group is a personification of the "Spirit of Freedom." The other side of the statue includes a scene of a soldier and his family.

Creator

Hamilton, Ed, 1947-

Source

Photographs by Renée Ater

Date

Dedicated: July 18, 1998

Contributor

The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation

Rights

National Park Service

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

1925 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Has Part

Inscription on base: 

"Civil War to Civil Rights and Beyond. This Memorial is dedicated to those who served in African American units of the Union Army in the Civil War. The 209,145 names inscribed on these walls commemorate those fighters of freedom."

Extent

108 in. (274.32 cm.)

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

"Memorial & Museum History." The African American Civil War Museum. Accessed Janaurary 21, 2019: https://www.afroamcivilwar.org/about-us/memorial-museum-history.html

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

108 in. (274.32 cm.)

Citation

Hamilton, Ed, 1947-, ““Spirit of Freedom”: African American Civil War Memorial (Washington, D.C.),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed September 25, 2020, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1099.

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