SC State Capital Grounds-African American Monument. (re-blogged from

A South Carolina African American History Monument chronicling the experiences of African Americans in South Carolina now stands on the grounds of the State House in Columbia. The bronze and granite sculpture was dedicated in March 2001 and includes 12 panels that depict milestones in South Carolina African American history. The monument tells a story from the beginning of enslavement to the Middle Passage to Emancipation Proclamation to the Civil Rights era to the great achievements of South Carolina’s African Americans in various professions including jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, tennis player Althea Gibson and former South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Ernest Finney.

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