How Can the CWDW Add to Contraband Heritage?

by tishaallen

In light of Stephanie McCurry’s talk this morning and discussion about the importance of contraband history, below are entries from a design competition for a memorial at the Freedmen’s Cemetery in Arlington.  This 2008 competition along with a recent summit held by the National Trust – “Contraband Heritage of Self-Emancipation” reveals the growing discourse around this topic and its interpretation.  Here is a great writeup by the NPS on the connections between freed slaves in DC and the CWDW.


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