List of artworks commemorating African Americans in Washington, D.C.

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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, that commemorate African Americans.[1] When describing thirteen of these that predate the King Memorial, Jacqueline Trescott wrote for The Washington Post:

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

Trescott reported that four additional commemorative works also include representations of African Americans.[1]


Trescott reported that the following works commemorate African Americans.[1]

Additional representations of African Americans[edit]

Trescott reported that the following memorials contain additional representations of African Americans.[1]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

African American:


  1. ^ a b c d e Trescott, Jacqueline (2011-08-23). "Across D.C., statues honor African Americans". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  2. ^ Augustus Saint-Gaudens (artist). "Shaw Memorial, 1900". The Collection. National Gallery of Art. Archived from the original on 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  3. ^ Rob Young (photographer) (26 May 2011). "National Gallery of Art — Shaw Memorial". Full-size image. Flickr. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  4. ^ "Frederick Douglass". Architect of the Capitol. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  5. ^ "Frederick Douglas Sculptors Mural and Fountain Dedicated in New H Street NE Corridor". The Washington Press Release. August 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "Frederick Douglass". Weitzman Studios. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  7. ^ Milloy, Courtland (March 4, 2018). "Marion Barry's statue captures the essence of the man — his strengths and his vulnerabilities". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ "Marion Barry Jr. "Mayor for Life"". Weitzman Studios. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  9. ^ "CORNERSTONES OF HISTORY". Creative Design Resolutions. 2019-03-22. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  10. ^ "Frederick Douglas Sculptors Mural and Fountain Dedicated in New H Street NE Corridor – The Washington Press Release". Retrieved 2019-05-22.

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