Conceptual Design

The Virginia Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Competition submission developed by the MJ Synergy led team is entitled HENCEFORWARD…taken from a line within the Emancipation Proclamation. The model/design illustrated below is the team’s interpretation of the competition’s SOW that sought to express the trials and tribulations of enslaved Africans that never experienced freedom; the experiences of the emancipated enslaved African Americans; and, the meaning of freedom. MJ Synergy was one of two finalists in the nation-wide, year-long competition. Note: The project was placed on hold by the review board pending a review/re-issue of SOW.


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