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Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Dedication
November 1, 2019
Dedicated to the contributions of African American Virginians in the fight for freedom, the monument will feature a 12-foot bronze statue representing newly freed slaves and will highlight notable African American Virginians through time. The statue will commemorate the contributions of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, William Harvey Carney, Gabriel, Dred Scott, Nat Turner, Rosa Dixon Bowser, John Mercer Langston, John Mitchell, Jr., Lucy Simms, Wyatt Tee Walker, and African American Virginians who have fought for freedom.