Mount Vernon Slave Memorial Commemorative Stamp Petition

Mount Vernon Slave Memorial Commemorative Stamp Petition

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Black Women United For Action & Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association started this petition to Citizens of the United States

     Please join Black Women United For Action and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in this petition to the United States Postal Service to create a stamp honoring the contributions of the millions of Americans who lived in slavery and contributed to the economic powerhouse known as the United States. 

     The Slave Memorial at Mount Vernon was designed by architecture students from Howard University. It was dedicated and opened on September 21, 1983.
 A gray, truncated, granite column which represents "life unfinished" is the center of three concentric brick circles. The three steps leading up to the column are inscribed, respectively, "Faith," "Hope" and "Love" - the virtues that sustained those living in bondage. The memorial is located approximately 50 yards from the tomb of our first president, George Washington, on his historic Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon - America's most visited historic home.

Black Women United For Action and The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association have joined efforts in an annual commemoration of the Slave Memorial at Mount Vernon since its unveiling. This Slave Memorial stands as a permanent tribute to the perseverance of all enslaved Africans whose skills, talents, and spiritual strengths were an integral part of Mount Vernon and the formation of our great nation.

                                    Black History IS American History.

 

 

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