African-American Monument

African-American Monument in Rousakis Plaza on River Street in Savannah, Georgia. The statue of bronze figures depicts a black family in a tight embrace with broken shackles at their feet. The Monument commemorates and honors contributions of African Americans to the cultural, social, educational, economic and spiritual life of the Savannah community.

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  Left: Tom Beach

Right: Ludwig Keck

The inscription, by poet Maya Angelou, reads:

"We were stolen, sold and bought together
from the African continent.
We got on the slave ships together.
We lay back to belly in the holds of the slave ships
in each others excrement and urine together,
sometimes died together,
and our lifeless bodies thrown overboard together.
Today, we are standing up together,
with faith and even some joy."

 

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