Our first stop is at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Brunswick, Maine. Built in
1871, this house is where Stowe wrote many books until her death in 1896. She is most famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin …show more content…
The famous Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, and was the first major battle of the American Revolution. Although the British ended up winning in the end, the battle symbolizes American bravery to confront a highly trained British Army. I have included this monument because a number of blacks fought alongside the colonists during the battle ("Bunker Hill …show more content…
It is located in the historically African-American Central District neighborhood within a former school building. The most famous exhibit features the works of Jacob Lawrence and James W. Washington, Jr., two famous African American artists who lived in Seattle (Wikipedia contributors).
Our final stop is the Bridget “Biddy” Mason Monument in Los Angeles, California.
The memorial, located between Broadway and Spring streets, is dedicated to Biddy Mason, a Black midwife and former slave. She petitioned the court for her freedom in 1856, and later became a wealthy landowner, philanthropist,and entrepreneur. The mural includes inscriptions, images of deeds and maps, and photographs of Biddy Mason (Wallach, Ruth).
So, that is the end of our whirlwind tour of some of the most important African-
American heritage sites in each region of the United States. We have visited the monuments of important events such as the Battle of Bunker Hill, the case Brown v. Board of Education, and the Battle of Palmito Ranch. We have also visited the memorials of important people such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King. I hope you can understand now the tremendous influence that African Americans have had on the course of U.S. history and