Finely detailed sculptures of African American military men cluster about an allegorical figure representing Justice, who holds symbols of Honor and Reward. Above, American eagles surround a torch of life. First placed in West Fairmount Park, this work was moved to a prominent position on the Parkway in 1994.


  • The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors was created in 1934
    The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors was created in 1934

The statue was created in 1934. Sixty years after its installation in a remote area of Fairmount Park, the city relocated the All Wars Memorial to a much more visible site on the Parkway, as originally proposed. 

Full Text of plaque:
TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROISM AND SACRIFICE 
OF ALL COLORED SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN THE 
VARIOUS WARS ENGAGED IN BY THE UNITED 
STATES OF AMERICA THAT A LASTING RECORD 
SHALL BE MADE OF THEIR UNSELFISH DEVOTION 
TO DUTY AS AN INSPIRATION TO FUTURE 
GENERATIONS THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED 
MAY 30TH, 1934