- 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.
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. 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.
- A. Philip Randolph bust, by Ed Dwight, in Union Station
- Emancipation Memorial, by Thomas Ball featuring Abraham Lincoln and a newly-freed slave, in Lincoln Park
- (Here I Stand) In the Spirit of Paul Robeson, Allen Uzikee Nelson, Petworth neighborhood, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue, Varnum Street, and Kansas Ave
- Josh Gibson, full-size statue, Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany. Nationals Park
- Lady Fortitude, by James King, at Howard University
- Dr. King bust by John Wilson, in the United States Capitol Rotunda
- Mary McLeod Bethune, by Robert Berks, life-sized statue, Lincoln Park
- Negro Mother and Child, by Maurice Glickman, in the basement courtyard of the Interior Department, C Street and 18th Street, N.W.
- Spirit of Freedom: African American Civil War Memorial, by Ed Hamilton, at 10th Street and U Street, N.W.
- Sojourner Truth bust, by Artis Lane, in the Capitol Visitor Center
- St. Martin de Porres statue, by Thomas McGlynn, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1600 Morris Road, S.E.
- The Progress of the Negro Race, by Daniel Olney, a terra cotta frieze, Langston Terrace, 21st Street and Benning Road N.E.
- The Shaw Memorial, a sculpture "considered one of the best sculptures of the 19th century," located in the National Gallery of Art.
Representations of African Americans
- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, by Frederick E. Hart.
- The Korean War Veterans Memorial, by Frank Gaylord II.
- The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, overall design by Lawrence Halprin.
- The Vietnam Women’s Memorial, by Glenna Goodacre.
- ^ a b c d Trescott, Jacqueline, "African Americans honored by artworks throughout D.C.," The Washington Post, August 24, 2011, page H17.
- List of public art in Washington, D.C.
- Flickr photo of "Lady Fortitude"
- Photos of and information regarding Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial (info from Smithsonian)
- Flickr photo of Josh Gibson statue
- Photos of and information regarding the sculpture, "Negro mother and child" (info from Smithsonian)
- Photos of and information regarding St. Martin de Porres sculpture (info from Smithsonian)
- Photos of and information regarding the sculpture, "The progress of the Negro race" (info from Smithsonian)
- Flickr photo of A. Philip Randolph bust
Public art in Washington, D.C.
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