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We located our memorial design in Savannah, Georgia on the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, a place where many slaves were once delivered. We want to put a water fountain in the center of the Plaza, and inside the fountain will be two replicas of the slave ships, one for each side of the fountain. In addition to the fountain, we will also place four informational posts around the memorial. On each post there will be a list of all 115 ships that transported slaves to Savannah. It will include the names of the ships and the number of slaves aboard. The fountain is a simpler memorial, but it still speaks volumes. The fountain brings attention to the informational posts that help illustrate how major the transatlantic slave trade was, even in smaller areas.
Columbus State University
Savannah, Georgia, Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Transatlantic slave trade
Johnson, Karmen; Perry, Carrington; and Weaver, Loren, "Fountain of Legacies" (2020). History from Below: Memorialization Projects. 24.