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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

African American Monument

 
 
African American Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
1. African American Monument Marker
Inscription.
We were stolen, sold and bought together from the African Continent
We got on the slave ships together, we lay back to belly in the holds of the
slave ships in each others excrement and urine together. Sometimes died
together and our lifeless bodies thrown overboard together. Today we are
standing up together with faith and even some joy.

                    -Maya Angelou
 
Location. 32° 4.9′ N, 81° 5.464′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on River Street near Bull Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. On the waterfront. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Savannah Waterfront (here, next to this marker); Savannah and the Slave Trade (a few steps from this marker); Jewish Colonists (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists
The Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
2. The Monument
The monument was designed by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Professor of Foundation Dorothy Spradley. Spradley was assisted by one of her students, fourth-year SCAD architecture and architectural history student Dan Koster
(within shouting distance of this marker); This is Yamacraw Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  African American Monument. City of Savannah site describing the 11-12' high bronze monument "which depicts a black family caught in a tight embrace with broken shackles at their feet." (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansColonial Era
 
African American Monument Marker, along The Savannah's River front image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. African American Monument Marker, along The Savannah's River front
African American Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
4. African American Monument Marker
Detail on the Moument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Detail on the Moument
African American Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
6. African American Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,353 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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