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.




























  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."



This entry was posted by 2C2V Photo Friends.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




ღFinding My Inner Goddessღ

Frank G. Photography

Photos of life in the Windy city

photo roberts blog 2

ich zeige euch meine stadt wie ich sie sehe

Silver Canvas

a gallery of playful photo art

My Photography Tips

Shootin' from the hip photography tips!

Travel Between The Pages

The Intersection of Travel, Books & Art

Travelling our World Together

The Bloggler

Enjoy the observations, rants, musical offerings and photos of a guy growing old with attitude.

Art by Robin King

Bright Colors, Textures, & Faces

Keck Family

history and stories


Ludwig's Gallery in the Cloud

The Cosmic Photo Challenge

Weekly Inspirations For Creative Imaginations


Celebrating God's creatures, birds and plants...

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

%d bloggers like this: