A triumphant tale, Clayton County's Melvinia Shields Monument honors the inspiring five generation journey of First Lady Michelle Obama's ancestry from slavery to the White House. Born into slavery in 1844, Melvinia Shields was relocated at the age of 6 from South Carolina to a farm in the area presently known as Rex, Clayton County, Georgia. A story that surpasses the boundaries of race and culture, the Melvinia Shields Monument is a place that invites all people to discover how the heritage and diversity of the African American experience has shaped America's modern history.
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Free Parking, Parking on Site
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages