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In Newport News for the dedication of his latest public works sculpture, Ed Hamilton visited with students at An Achievable Dream Middle and High School on Friday, May 16, 2014. Hamilton heard about An Achievable Dream and wanted to share his story with the students, encouraging them to pursue their dreams no matter how large.
The Lincoln statue at Centre College, created by renowned Louisville artist Ed Hamilton, commemorates the many ties Lincoln has to the selective liberal arts college founded in Danville in 1819. Hamilton's sculpture depicts a young Lincoln holding one of several law books loaned to him by Centre alumnus John Todd Stuart, Class of 1826.
Hours: 6am - 11pm daily, year-round Directions Parking: Lincoln Memorial lot The Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park was dedicated on June 4, 2009. Louisville Waterfront Park celebrated the opening of the Lincoln Memorial with a sunset dedication that featured a program of orchestral music and readings, culminating with a dramatic performance of Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," narrated by actor and Louisville native William Mapother.
A heroic-size bronze statue of York is located on the Louisville Belvedere at Fifth and Main Streets. Accomplished by Louisvillian and nationally known sculptor Ed Hamilton, it was championed by the Falls of the Ohio Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee and commissioned by the city of Louisville in 2002.
Falls of the Ohio State Park
The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation was incorporated in 1992 to tell the largely unknown story of the United States Colored Troops (USCT). As a tribute to these soldiers, the African American Civil War Memorial was dedicated in July of 1998 under the leadership of Dr. Frank Smith Jr., and Colin Powell.
The presentation capped several days of festivities, including lectures on African American history, reenactments, parades and an evening ball. Hundreds of descendants of the men who fought in the Civil War arrived from all over the United States to savor a ceremony that many said was a long time coming -- but not too late.
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B, Washington, DC, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving the history of the 54th Massachusetts and the Black Soldier in the Civil War.
NEW HAVEN A few weeks ago, the New Haven Museum received a curious letter from a man in Scotland, according to Amy N. Durbin, a museum educational director. The man claimed to be a distant relative of Robert Purvis, who is famous for commissioning New Haven's Nathaniel Jocelyn to paint a portrait of Sengbe Pieh, or Cinque, the African captive who served as leader of the Amistad Rebellion in 1839.
". . . each of them are natives of Africa and were born free, and ever since have been and still of right are and ought to be free and not slaves . . ." S. Staples, R. Baldwin, and T. Sedgewick, Proctors for the Amistad Africans, January 7, 1840
Original essays, maps, trial transcript, chronology, court decisions, biographical sketches, images, and other materials relating to the Amistad trials.
Providing access to original materials referencing the social & cultural importance of America's ethnic & racial history, the African Diaspora, and civil rights
Sculptor Ed Hamilton said the late artist Zephra May Miller would announce her presence at his Louisville studio by jamming her fingers into the mail slot, wiggling them and announcing: "Bag Lady!" Hamilton would respond in kind, wiggling his fingers over top of hers before opening the door.
This Thursday, October 27th, the Louisville Central Community Center will host the 2nd Annual Ed Hamilton Art Show to honor and celebrate local artist Ed Hamilton. Hamilton, a nationally renowned sculptor, has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including honorary Doctor of Arts degrees from the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University as well as the National Education Association's 2010 Carter G.
ABOVE PHOTO: Carnegie Center By Renée S. Gordon Every state has a unique story that explains how it developed into the place we visit today. Geography is the single largest determinate and the character of the people drawn to the area are the next most important factor.