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LeConte-Woodmanston Foundation Project

Posted by brickmarkersusa on June 1, 2010

Workers at the walk memorial

The foundation is creating “The Walk-An African American Tribute”, a winding memorial path that will bear the names, ages and plantations of more than 6,000 Liberty County, Georgia, enslaved men, women and children and your monetary donation will help to honor and give thanks for all they did and for who they were.

The engraved bricks within the walkway will bear the first names of the slaves and their ages in 1860.  Slaves didn’t have surnames during this time.  The foundation intends to finish the walkway this year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1860 Census, which inspired the idea for the memorial.

Team Photo

They will commemorate the walkway on December 11th with a luminary, guest speakers, refreshments and entertainment.  A donation of just $50.00 will fund one engraved memorial brick.  A contribution of $125.00 will help construct one square yard of walkway, including one engraved brick.  Since 1971 and the rediscovery of the plantation,

Woodmanston has been a volunteer effort to keep the place open to the public or from reverting back to the wilds.

If Woodmanston is to survive, however, and become a place that matters to the community and the region, operational funds are needed now.  A staff must be hired to bring plans designed to secure the site to fruition.  Additionally, volunteers are needed and funds are limited.  For more information or to volunteer your time, please visit www.leconte-woodmanston.org/thewalk.html.

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