African American Civil War Memorial & Museum | Washington D.C.

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum | Washington D.C.

Spirit of Freedom Statue (front) by Ed Hamilton

The African American Civil War Memorial at the corner of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. The sculpture The Spirit of Freedom, by Ed Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, was commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and completed in 1997. The memorial includes panels with the names of those who served in the war.

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum | Washington D.C.

Spirit of Freedom Statue (back) by Ed Hamilton

The associated museum, located two blocks west of the memorial in the historic and traditionally African-American U Street neighborhood, opened to the public in January 1999. Its mission is to enable visitors, researchers, and descendants of the United States Colored Troops to better understand the story of these troops. To this end, it displays photographs, newspaper articles, and replicas of period clothing, and uniforms and weaponry of the Civil War. The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation Registry documents the family trees of more than 2,000 descendants of those who have served with USCT and invites descendants to register. Visitors can search for relatives who have registered in the Descendants Registry.

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum | Washington D.C.

Wall of Honor ~ Frederick Douglass Quote Photo by Mike Townsend

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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
1925 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-667-2667
Website: www.afroamcivilwar.org

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The African American Civil War Memorial and MuseumOctober 22nd, 2014 at 3:35pm
Interested in learning more about Story Hour at the African American Civil War Museum. Story Hour engages our youngest learners in historical topics and museum settings. This program explores the Glorious March to Liberty: Civil War to Civil Rights through children’s literature and an accompanying arts integrated activity and is hosted the first Friday of each month. Refer to the program guide on our website for a selection of our books.
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The African American Civil War Memorial and MuseumOctober 21st, 2014 at 3:10pm
Join us for Story Hour this November 7th at 11am. "Sojourner Truth's Step Stomp Stride," was written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and will be read by Judy Williams a member of FREED in Civil War period dress. Judy will follow up Story Hour with a discuss on what it was like to live during Sojourner Truth's time. RSVP for this event on eventbrite.
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