South Carolina State House: African American Monument

This monument illustrates the story of African Americans in South Carolina from their arrival during the slave trade to the modern age. Among the 12 scenes carved into the monument are images of a family on the auction block, men and women celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation, and African American pioneers in science, arts, law, education, sports and politics. At the base are four rubbing stones from regions of Africa where slaves were captured – Senegal, Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo and Ghana.

KEYWORDS: MONUMENT, STATE HOUSE, SLAVERY, EMANCIPATION, SCIENCE, ART, LAW, EDUCATION, SPORTS, POLITICS