African American History Monument at the South Carolina State House

This monument illustrates the story of African Americans in South Carolina from the 16th century to the present.  Among the 12 scenes carved into the monument are images of an enslaved family on the auction block, freedmen celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation, and unnamed African American pioneers in a variety of disciplines.  Four rubbing stones representing the regions where Africans were captured and sold into slavery–Senegal, Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo, and Ghana–are also located at the base.