"The UCAC is actively raising funds for the U.S. Colored Troops memorial, hoping to secure at least $30,000 by the end of the year. The monument will be designed and built by Gary Casteel and will cost $200,000. Casteel is known for work on statues in Gettysburg and other Civil War parks and memorials, including the new memorial to Confederate POWs at Point Lookout."
Story here and here.
The monument was commissioned by the United Committee for Afro-American Contributions:
The United Committee for Afro-American Contributions pursues a varied outreach program including gathering and sharing oral histories, holding lectures, seminars, workshops, and promoting events — all in the pursuit of our mission.I've seen some preliminary drawings of this memorial (one shown here) and I think it will be quite striking once completed. My fellow Virginian and friend, Gary Casteel, continues to have an enormous impact on historical interpretation through his artwork.
You can go to the UCAC website if you'd like to contribute funds for this project.