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African American Civil War Memorial

Black History Site, Landmarks & Historical Sites

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African American Civil War Memorial is one of the South's few memorials to Black Civil War veterans or any Union Civil War Veterans; in 1906, the statue's granite base was dedicated to black soldiers and sailors from all wars; by 1920 sufficient private funds were raised to commission a statue to complete the monument; the statuesque figure of a African American Union soldier, represents Norfolk native Sgt. William H. Carney, a member of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment; Carney was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in the attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina on 18 July 1863; when the color bearer was killed, Carney picked up the colors and led the attack, though he himself was wounded several times; 100 veterans are laid to rest within the cemetery, most of them from the Civil War and Spanish-American War.

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8/9/2019

I have been here twice with my students on field trips. I love the presentation given, the introduction video, and the content in the museum itself. It is small, but filled with information and the staff is so accommodating! We will definitely be back next year!

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8/9/2019

Amazing place to learn about history. My daughter and I learned so much. Really enjoyed this stop!

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8/9/2019

Great place to see the names of African American soldiers on a wall who served during the civil war. There were 106 fighting units. Must see!

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8/9/2019

Very interesting and I can't wait to come back to explore more

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8/9/2019

You haven't seen it yet you better get on down there and check it out it's something that everybody should see

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9/9/2019

A MUST SEE IF ON A TRIP TO DC! I decided to go on a weekday to avoid the crowd.

I recommend booking a scheduled time on their website first to bypass the entry queue.

From the accurate timeline of history (early days of slave trade to modern slavery) to the well articulated storyโ€™s and narratives, you will leave this museum with a sense of soberness, humility and joy as to how far we have come as humans.

The 2 hours we spent taking in all the history definitely wasnโ€™t enough. If you really want to get a full experience, I recommend dedicating a full day to the museum!

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9/9/2019

Interesting. A small place that provides information on African american soldiers. Hard to spot if you don't know where you are going. Did the self guided tour which did not take long but I found out into that I was looking for

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9/9/2019

It is history that needs to be taught. Please take your children and grandchildren, folks it's not a race thing it's just history that's not being accounted for. Those that will not remember history are bound to repeat it.

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10/13/2019

This is a must for everyone to visit when they visit DC. To my knowledge it is still free will offerings (no charge). To get a full understanding of what salves were promised and what they received along with where we are today. The staff there is very informed of the facts of what happened during that time. Do to the vast confusion and how American History is spoken about this is where the source resides. I would recommend this to anyone who wants the truth of our American History family or friends alike.

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11/15/2019

I love the museum!!! So much history. The tour was excellent!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I would recommend this museum to everyone. I wish they had more of the hoodies and t-shirts representing the museum. But most of all, I wish I could have gotten one of the statues of the civil war monument. May be one day. โ˜นโ˜นโ˜น Over all great museum!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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11/15/2019

Great staff who are very informative. Small facility, but it will take some time to get through.

Jeremy C.

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12/31/2017

The Chrysler Museum of Norfolk is a free admission, open to the public art museum containing pieces from all over the world, dating back to a thousand years...read this and 106 more

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