Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
African-American History Monument
Cotton and Rice Negroes
by Louis De Saussure
On Thursday, the 25th Sept., 1852, at 11 o'clock A.M. will be sold by Ryan's Mart, in Chalmers Street, in the City of Charleston,
A prime gang of 25 Negroes accustomed
to the culture of Sea Island Cotton and
Location. 34° 0.031′ N, 81° 1.946′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Sumter Street. Touch for map. Monument is located on the east side of the South Carolina Statehouse Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The State House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (Statue) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Senate Street (about 300 feet away); Memory of South Carolina Generals (about 300 feet away); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away); Richardson Square (about 300 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church Sherman’s Artillery (about 400 feet away); Quoin-Stones (about 400 feet away); The State House of South Carolina (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .
1. The African-American Monument. In March of 2001, an event of note took place with the dedication of an African-American History Monument on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. History and Heritage: The African-American History Monument. Stepping into the Middle Passage of the African-American History Monument, I am forced to remember my ancestors on the auction block, taken from the only world they have ever known. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. African-American History Monument. The African American History Monument, the first of its kind on any of the nation's statehouse grounds, was designed to recapture the rich history of African Americans and their contributions to the state of South Carolina. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 659 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 13. submitted on February 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.