Archer Alexander (c.- Archer Alexander
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American professional boxer and activist.
DNA testing performed in 2018 showed that, through his paternal grandmother, Ali was a descendant of the former slave Archer Alexander, who had been chosen from the building crew as the model of a freed man for the Emancipation Memorial, and was the subject of abolitionist William Greenleaf Eliot's book, The Story of Archer Alexander: From Slavery to Freedom.
Monument in Lincoln Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was sometimes referred to as the "Lincoln Memorial" before the more prominent so-named memorial was dedicated in 1922.
Designed and sculpted by Thomas Ball and erected in 1876, the monument depicts Abraham Lincoln holding a copy of his Emancipation Proclamation freeing a male African American slave modeled on Archer Alexander.
American educator, Unitarian minister, and civic leader in Missouri.
Eliot was also a writer, publishing Doctrines of Christianity; Lectures to Young Men; Lectures to Young Women (re-printed as Home and Influence); Discipline of Sorrow; and The Story of Archer Alexander: From Slavery to Freedom.
Social-economic system under which people are enslaved: deprived of personal freedom and forced to perform labor or services without compensation.
Archer Alexander (1810–1879), the model for the slave in the 1876 Emancipation Memorial sculpture.
American painter and musician.
According to DNA research, Muhammad Ali's paternal grandmother was Archer Alexander's (1815-1880) great-granddaughter.
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Archer Alexander (c. 1810–1879), former black slave who served as the model for the slave in the statue variously known as Freedom Memorial and the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park, Washington, DC
Monument in Park Square in Boston.
William Greenleaf Eliot, a poet also working with the group, sent Ball a photo of Archer Alexander, a former slave who had escaped to freedom and was taken in by Eliot, to serve as the model for the statue.