World War I Memorial - Harrisburg, GA

World War 1 Memorial to Colored Soldiers In Harrisburg, Ga.
next to Shiloh Baptist Church.

Atlanta Constitution
January 18, 1920

Milledgeville, Ga., January 17 (Special) Harrisburg, a small village in Baldwin county, made up entirely of colored people, is the first community of its kind on record in this state to erect a memorial to colored soldiers of the world war.
   The monument was unveiled January 1, at which time the entire community was present and took part in an elaborate patriotic program.
  The monument was paid for by colored citizens of Harrisburg, the idea of raising it originated with them, and the exercise accompanying the unveiling ceremony were staged by them without any outside help or suggestions.

Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2005