Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Sculpture honoring Edmonson sisters



Sculptor Erik Blome created the piece to commemorate Emily and Mary Edmonson, two slaves imprisoned in the Bruin Slave Jail located in Alexandria, VA during the 1840s.The slave jail  was the holding place for  thousands of enslaved people who were separated from their families in the Chesapeake region and later sold to slave markets in the Deep South. The site is directly around the street from my office.






2 comments:

  1. What a cool statue! Nice. That book, Escape on the Pearl talks about them at length.

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  2. I can see the statue from my office window.

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