Artworks commemorating African-Americans in Washington, D.C. is a group of fourteen public artworks in Washington, D.C., including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial dedicated in 2011, that commemorate African Americans. When describing thirteen of these that predate the King Memorial, Jacqueline Trescott wrote for The Washington Post:
In a city crowded with memorials and monuments, few represent the individual struggles of African American pioneers or salute the contributions of black citizens.
Trescott reported that four additional commemorative works also include representations of African Americans.
Trescott reported that the following works commemorate African Americans.
- A. Philip Randolph bust, by Ed Dwight, in Union Station
- Emancipation Memorial, by Thomas Ball featuring Abraham Lincoln and a newly freed slave, in Lincoln Park
- (Here I Stand) In the Spirit of Paul Robeson, by Allen Uzikee Nelson, Petworth neighborhood, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue, Varnum Street, and Kansas Avenue
- Josh Gibson, full-size statue, Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany. Nationals Park
- Lady Fortitude, by James King, at Howard University
- Dr. King bust by John Wilson, in the United States Capitol Rotunda
- Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, by Robert Berks, life-sized statue, Lincoln Park
- Negro Mother and Child, by Maurice Glickman, in the basement courtyard of the Interior Department, C Street and 18th Street, N.W.
- Spirit of Freedom: African American Civil War Memorial, by Ed Hamilton, at 10th Street and U Street, N.W.
- Bust of Sojourner Truth, by Artis Lane, in the Capitol Visitor Center
- Saint Martin de Porres statue, by Thomas McGlynn, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1600 Morris Road, S.E.
- The Progress of the Negro Race, by Daniel Olney, a terra cotta frieze, Langston Terrace, 21st Street and Benning Road N.E.
- The Shaw Memorial, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, patinated plaster cast for a sculpture, National Gallery of Art. The cast's inscription reads: ROBERT GOULD SHAW – KILLED WHILE LEADING THE ASSAVLT ON FORT WAGNER JVLY TWENTY THIRD EIGHTEEN HVNDRED AND SIXTY THREE.
Additional representations of African Americans
Trescott reported that the following memorials contain additional representations of African Americans.