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See also: :Category:Monuments and memorials to victims of slavery in the United States

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Name of person honored Image Location Designer/
Statue name
Date Comments/
Victims of lynching
Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, AL, US (02)
Montgomery, Alabama Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, Hank Willis Thomas The National Memorial for Peace and Justice 2018 Six acre site, with 805 hanging steel replicas of coffins.
Mary McLeod Bethune U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Legislation passed, artist chosen, under construction To represent Florida, replacing statue of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith.
Enslaved African Americans
John Brown Farm State Historic Site, North Elba, New York Joseph Pollia 1935 The adult is John Brown (abolitionist).
Octavius Catto
Octavius V. Catto memorial 04
Philadelphia City Hall Branly Cadet The Quest for Parity 2017
Frederick Douglass
(Head only))
Manhattan, New York City, Frederick Douglass Circle Gabriel Koren 2009
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Statue
College Park, Maryland, University of Maryland Andrew Edwards Frederick Douglass (Edwards) 2015 Douglass was a Marylander.
Frederick Douglass Easton, Maryland, Talbot County Courthouse 2011 Douglass was from Talbot County.
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass statue NSHC
Washington, D.C., U.S. Capitol Steven Weitzman Frederick Douglass (Weitzman) 2013
Enslaved laborers at the University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia Memorial to Enslaved Laborers 2020
African Americans enslaved by the College of William & Mary College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary Design decided; construction to begin in 2021.
Denmark Vesey
Denmark Vesey Monument - Hampton Park - Charleston SC 06
Charleston, South Carolina,
Hampton Park
2014 Portrayed as a carpenter, holding a Bible
Malcolm X New York City, Manhattan, Audubon Ballroom Gabriel Koren
Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker statue at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, D.C., National Museum of African American History and Culture 2016 Statue stands in front of a plan of the City of Washington, which Banneker did not plan, design or survey (see Mythology of Benjamin Banneker and List of common misconceptions)
Colored soldiers and sailors
All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors - Philadelphia, PA - DSC06524
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania J. Otto Schweizer All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors 1934
Colored soldiers
Colored Soldiers Monument in Frankfort 1
Green Hill Cemetery, at the junction of US 60 and US 421,Frankfort, Kentucky Colored Soldiers Monument in Frankfort 1924
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman statue morning jeh
Manhattan, New York City Alison Saar "Swing Low"
Harriet Tubman Memorial (New York City)
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman Memorial, Boston (front, uncropped)
Boston, Massachusetts, Harriet Tubman Park Fern Cunningham Harriet Tubman Memorial (Boston)? Also known as Step On Board.
Sojourner Truth
Flickr - USCapitol - Bust of Sojourner Truth
Washington, D.C., United States Capital Artis Lane 2009
Sojourner Truth Central Park (New York) Meredith Bergmann Women's Rights Pioneers Monument 2020 Also Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Sojourner Truth Florence, Massachusetts
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth as a young slave girl
Esopus, New York Trina Greene 2013 Portrays her as a slave child. She was born in Esopus.
33 Georgia legistators Atlanta, Georgia, grounds of the Georgia State Capitol John Thomas Riddle, Jr. Expelled Because of Color Commemorates the Original 33.
Three slaves Boston, Massachusetts, Harriet Tubman Park Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Emancipation (Fuller) 1913; cast in bronze 1999
Ray Charles Greenville, Florida, downtown, on U.S. 90 He grew up in Greenville.
Maxwell Courtney;
Dobey Flowers;
Fred Flowers
Tallahassee, Florida, campus of Florida State University Portrays Maxwell Courtney, the first African-American to enroll and graduate; Doby Flowers, the first black Miss Florida State University; and Fred Flowers, first black varsity athlete.
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks Statue in National Statuary Hall (8513594100)
Washington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol Rotunda
Eugene Daub 2013
Harriet Tubman
Statue of Harriet Tubman Ypsilanti Michigan
Ypsilanti, Michigan Jane DeDecker Statue of Harriet Tubman (DeDecker) 2005
Harriet Tubman Little Rock, Arkansas, 1200 President Clinton Ave Jane DeDecker Statue of Harriet Tubman (DeDecker)
Harriet Tubman Gainesville, Georgia
Campus of Brenau University.
Jane DeDecker Statue of Harriet Tubman (DeDecker) 1997
Duke Ellington
Manhattan, New York City, 5th Avenue and 110 St. Robert Graham Duke Ellington Circle 1997
Harriet Tubman Mesa, Arizona,
Las Sendas Community
Jane DeDecker Statue of Harriet Tubman (DeDecker)
Fred Lee Douglas Tallahassee, Florida, Frenchtown, corner of Macomb and Georgia St. 2004 Douglas was the first black policeman in Tallahassee assigned to a regular beat.
Reverend C. K. Steele Tallahassee, Florida, City Bus Terminal, C.K. Steele Plaza David Lowe 2005 Tallahassee civil rights leader of the 1950s.
African American Civil War Soldiers
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial (36053)
Boston, Massachusetts, opposite 24 Beacon Street (at the edge of Boston Common) Augustus Saint-Gaudens Robert Gould Shaw Memorial May 31, 1897
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