The Virginia Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument will be a permanent 12‐foot monument celebrating the emancipation of slaves and freedom. It will be located on Brown’s Island in Richmond, Virginia.
The call for nominations ended on March 31, 2017.The announcement of nominations will be coming soon.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission and Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Subcommittee work together ensure that King's famous dream of a "Beloved Community" becomes a reality in Virginia. The Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation is their largest joint project, focusing attention to one of the most important documents in United States' history.
Help celebrate the beginning to the end of slavery 150 years ago. Sponsor a commemorative event today.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, a statutory and bipartisan agency of the Virginia General Assembly, was created in 1992 to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King, and to continue his work through educational, historical and cultural programs, public policy analysis, and public discourse on contemporary issues. The Commission also oversees two subcommittees, The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Subcommittee and the Special Subcommittee on Public School Closings in Virginia.