What sort of monument would best honor 36 African-Americans buried on the Gaillard site? | News


Five years ago, the remains of 36 African-Americans were unearthed during Charleston’s Gaillard Center construction project, and many are considering what sort of memorial should mark the spot.

The nonprofit Gullah Society, which is leading the dialogue, recently reached out to College of Charleston students for ideas, and 13 students in the college’s Architecture of Memory course spent the fall semester working on it.

The results of their work will go on public display at 5:30 p.m. Monday┬áin the Addlestone Library’s rotunda.

Professor Nathaniel Walker’s students researched sacred design traditions from West Africa and beyond, and their work incorporates obelisks, sweetgrass basket design, wrought…

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