African American Monument (Vicksburg, MS)

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Title

African American Monument (Vicksburg, MS)

Subject

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

Description

The monument depicts three bronze figures, two African American Union soldiers and a civilian field hand. The field hand and a soldier support a second soldier, who has been wounded in a Civil War battle.

Creator

Sessums, J. Kim

Source

National Park Service

Date

Dedicated: February 14, 2004

Contributor

State of Mississippi; City of Vicksburg, MS

Rights

National Parks Service

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Vicksburg National Military Park,3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183, United States

The monument is located on the south side of Grant Avenue between milepost 4.3 and 4.4

Has Part

Inscription on base:

"Commemorating the service of the 1st and 3rd Mississippi Infantry Regiments, African descent and all Mississippians of African descent who participated in the Vicksburg Campaign"

Extent

108 in. (274.32 cm.)

Medium

Bronze; Black African granite

Bibliographic Citation

"African-American Monument." National Parks Service. Accessed January 21, 2019: https://www.nps.gov/vick/learn/historyculture/african-american-history.htm

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

108 in. (274.32 cm.)

Tags

Citation

Sessums, J. Kim, “African American Monument (Vicksburg, MS),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed September 25, 2020, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1101.

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