Melvinia Shields Monument


3724 Mill Walk
Rex GA 30273

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am
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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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