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Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery

South Washington and Church Streets, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA

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“The final resting place of 1,800 African Americans”

Between 1864 and 1869, this served as the final resting place for about 1,800 African Americans who fled to Union-occupied Alexandria during the Civil War. Some of the original graves are still intact, and the memorial park is anchored by artist Mario Chiodo's breathtaking sculpture 'The Path of Thorns and Roses,' an allegorical depiction of the struggle for freedom.

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chaalyall

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March 05, 2021
Rated 5.0

Nice to finally have this historic site acknowledged. Walked past it for 18 years here. Acknowledgement more official around 2010 or so.

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Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery

South Washington and Church Streets
Alexandria, Virginia
22314 USA

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