Honoring The Legacy: A Guide of African-American Monuments and Statues
By Tammy Gibson
“Black history is more than 28 days.” Living historian Tammy Gibson takes us through her travels around the United States, digging deep into the soil of American history to tell the stories of African American heroes so often edited out of the history books.
In her book, Honoring The Legacy: A Guide of African-American Monuments and Statues, Gibson locates the statues and monuments of African Americans that changed the course of history. From grave sites of forgotten African American to monuments of men and women who shaped our modern lives, this book chronicles Gibson’s journey of discovery, and will leave you with newfound knowledge, respect, and understanding for the figures of her heritage. The reminders of the past will sadden, inspire, and provoke readers who take the journey within these pages with her.
This guidebook provides an outdoor museum of a list of over 500+ monuments and statues of prominent African Americans and historical events that have shaped history and past and present African American sculptors, through their artistic work, who have created beautiful and impressive monuments that will withstand the test of time.