Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Monument to Enslaved People at UVA

There is a new monument to the enslaved people at the University of Virginia. They have a fascinating monument that describes how University of Virginia was complicit in buying, selling and exploiting people. It seems Virginia has settled on the term “Enslaved People” instead of slaves. I like it because the term “slave” makes it easier to think of them as different from us. Enslaved people is better, more accurate and more honest.

It is a ring of steel and con create. You can see it beyond Eddie and Rusty in the photo. It is beautiful done and a very moving, honest memorial.



The story of various enslaved people is told on the inside ring.






The various names are engraved on the outside wall / ring.



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