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Location: In Columbus, Georgia near the intersection of 11th Street and Broadway on the grassy median located between Mama Goldberg's Deli and Freeze Frame Frozen Yogurt Shop. Over 20,000 enslaved Africans were sent to ports in Georgia and in 1860 1/2 of Columbus' population were enslaved Africans. The memorial's location is significant because a large oak tree used to lynch African Americas once stood there. Two auction houses that sold enslaved Africans were located between 10th and 12th street. A memorial here would educate people about the past events that took place in their city.
Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia, Slavery
Taft, Shelby; Patterson, Claire; Snyder, Winnie; and Thompson, Joshua, "Forgotten Victims" (2020). History from Below: Memorialization Projects. 33.