Artworks commemorating African-Americans in Washington, D.C.

Artworks commemorating African-Americans in Washington, D.C.

Artworks commemorating African-Americans in Washington, D.C. is a group of fourteen public artworks in Washington, D.C., including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial dedicated in 2011, commemorating African Americans.

As Jacqueline Trescott wrote, in an article in the Washington Post special August 24, 2011 section dedicated to the opening of the MLK, Jr. Memorial:

In a city crowded with memorials and monuments, a few represent the individual struggles of African American pioneers or salute the contributions of black citizens.[1]

Noting that African Americans are included in memorials to special groups of Americans, such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the article listed thirteen special "artworks" commemorating African Americans as individuals and a people that had been created prior to the MLK Memorial.[1] The article then noted that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial takes its place as the most prominent of a number of memorials, statues, and works of art in honor of African Americans in the nation's capital.[1]



Representations of African Americans

Photo gallery


See Also

  • List of public art in Washington, D.C.

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