York Memorial commended by local media
May 19, 2010
The Oregonian’s review of Lewis & Clark’s York Memorial praises the work’s “subtle power” and the college’s leadership in challenging public memory about the Corps of Discovery.
Dedicated on May 8, York: Terra Incognita is Lewis & Clark’s permanent memorial to a key member of the Corps of Discovery too long ignored by history. Created by artist Alison Saar, the work memorializes a man who served on the expedition as the slave of William Clark, who became a crucial contributor to the expedition’s success—and who, after the completion of the journey, shared in none of the fame and fortune enjoyed by other members of the corps.
Read more about York: Terra Incognita:
- The Oregonian, May 14: ‘York: Terra Incognita’ sculpture by LA artist stands outside Lewis & Clark’s library
- The Oregonian, May 8: Statue at Lewis & Clark College honors York, the slave who accompanied expedition
- The Oregonian, May 1: Expedition’s York gets campus statue