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Escaping Slavery During the Civil War: A Monument to African-Americans Lost Pursuing Freedom

How can we explore the story of Black men and women who escaped from slavery during the fighting of the Civil War? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary explores the Contrabands & Freedmen Cemetery Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, to reveal stories of sacrifice and bravery. What imagery does the sculptor use to convey the hardships these men, women, and children faced? What is the significance of the statue's location right outside of Washington, DC?