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U.S. History Topics » Ethnic Groups » African Americans

The Shaw Memorial

focuses on the powerful memorial created by Saint-Gaudens to honor one of the first African-American units of the Civil War. Six sections of in-depth material explore the artist and his working methods, historical background on Shaw and the regiment, the memorial and its conservation, text from the exhibition, and teaching resources. (National Gallery of Art)

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Interesting Fact:

obert Gould Shaw was a young Bostonian with impeccable family connections, strongly abolitionist parents, and battle experience. Born October 10, 1837, he was the only son of Francis Gould and Sarah Sturgis Shaw.
Detail of the Shaw Memorial

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