Atlanta Metro / Rex

Melvinia Shields Monument

3724 Mill Walk
Rex, GA 30273

770-478-4800 | 800-662-7829
  • Melvinia Shields Monumnent


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.

Info & Amenities

  • Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages