Middle Passage Monument (St. Croix, USVI)

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Title

Middle Passage Monument (St. Croix, USVI)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Middle Passage
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

A twelve‐foot‐high aluminum arch commemorates the thousands of Africans who perished during the transatlantic slave trade. Composed of two halves, which bend towards one another but never touch, the work symbolizes “the need for the past, present, and future to converge in order for cultural identity and pride to be realized.” On July 3, 1999, the Middle Passage Monument was dedicated at New York City’s Riverbank State Park in an elaborate funeral procession and blessing ceremony conducted by a multi-faith group of clergy.

Creator

Walsh, Mike, 1948-

Date

Dedicated: July 3, 1999

Contributor

Homeward Bound Foundation

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 427 kilometers (265 miles) east of New York Harbor, New York, United States

Has Version

Replica dedicated 1999, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Aluminum, 12 × 17 ft

Extent

144'' x 204'' (365.76 cm x 518.16 cm)

Medium

Aluminum

Bibliographic Citation

Renée Ater, "Slavery and Its Memory in Public Monuments," American Art 2010 24:1, 20-23.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

144'' x 204'' (365.76 cm x 518.16 cm)

Citation

Walsh, Mike, 1948-, “Middle Passage Monument (St. Croix, USVI),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed April 17, 2024, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1135.

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