Faithful Slave Monument
Description: This monument consists of a roughly-cut rectangular stone with a bronze plaque.
Inscription: On bronze plaque:
IN MEMORY OF / THE FAITHFUL SLAVES / MANY OF WHOM WERE MEMBERS OF / HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / AND ARE BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY
"BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I / WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE" REV. 2:10
THIS TABLET IS PRESENTED BY THE FAMILY OF STEPHEN ALEXANDER WHITE / AND DEDICATED BY THE HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / 1908 - 1922
Image of plaque
Dedication date: 6/4/1922
Materials & Techniques: Granite
Sponsor: Family of Stephen A. White
Unveiling & Dedication: The unveiling of the memorial tablet was presented during a special Homecoming Ceremony at Hawfields Presbyterian Church on June 4, 1922 along with the unveiling of the bronze founders and pastors tablet.
Subject notes: The tablet memorialized deceased former slaves who not only faithfully served their masters but also became members of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church.
Landscape: The Hawfields Presbyterian Church cemetery is located on a grassy, flat terrain across the street from the church.
Subjects: African American Monuments,Civil War
11 July 2014 | Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina