Slave Monument in Madison

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As many of you know it's Black History Month, a time to remember African-American ancestors and their struggles.

In Madison County, a monument stands tall in remembrance of slaves who were instrumental in helping to build the rural community.

The towering display is one of several works at the four freedoms park that some say should be a daily reminder of the legacy slaves held in Madison.

Oliver Bradley said, "Slavery being so long ago there's still some healing that needs to take place. This monument is a sign of healing and the coming together of races of people here in Madison County so that a really great thing about it."

A former director of the chamber, Howell Waring, spearheaded a drive to get local businesses and churches to contribute $2,500 to erect the statue.