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African American Civil War Memorial

African American Civil War Museum Freedom Foundation

 
 
African American Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. African American Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
The African American Civil War Memorial pays tribute to the 209,145 black soldiers and the 7,800 white officers who led them in their fight for freedom in the Civil War. following the Civil War, many soldiers would return home as war heroes to start families, schools, churches, and businesses in the neighborhoods such as this historic U Street Shaw Cardozo community.

Unveiled in 1998, the monument was built by a public private partnership put together by the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation Inc, a tax exempt group organized by Honorable Frank Smith, Jr. to include the District Government, the Washington Metro and The National Park Service. The names on the Wall Honor were obtained from the official records of the National Archives with the assistance of the National Park Service and the Mormon Church, The Federation of Genealogical Societies and host of volunteers.

The overall design for the monument was done by Devrouax and Purnell led by Ed Dunson and Barbara Laurie. Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton designed the Spirit of Freedom which was cast by the New Arts Foundry in Baltimore under the guidance
African American Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. African American Civil War Memorial Marker
of the D. C. Department of Arts and Humanities. The monument was authorized by Congress in 1992 and is currently under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. The African American Civil War Memorial Foundation operates a museum at 1200 U Street which features tours, artifacts, documents and an annual program at the monument. The museum store also features a Book of Names. The meanings of the symbols following names on Wall of Honor are as follows:

* Star - simply separates one name from the next
Diamond - soldier may have served in more than one regiment
Circle - more than one soldier with exact same name in regiment
 
Erected by African American Civil War Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 55.011′ N, 77° 1.568′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on U Street Northwest east of 11th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 U Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (here, next to this marker);
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a different marker also named African American Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "We had everything we needed right here." (within shouting distance of this marker); Sailors / With Freedom Came the Greater YOU (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneers / With Freedom Came Their Community (about 300 feet away); Musicians / With Freedom Came Their Businesses (about 300 feet away); Evans-Tibbs House (about 300 feet away); Artillery / With Freedom Came Their Cultural Icons (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
More about this memorial.
African American Civil War Museum
1925 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Across the street — East
Washington, D.C. 20009

Museum hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Sunday

"www.afroamcivilwar.org"

 
Also see . . .  African American Civil War Memorial & Museum. (Submitted on February 6, 2018.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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