The Field of Angels Contributor: Whitney Plantation
The Field of Angels is a memorial dedicated to 2,200 Louisiana slave children who died in St. John the Baptist Parish at an average age of three years, documented in the Sacramental Records of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Their names are engraved on granite slabs along with pictures and quotations describing their everyday life. A black angel carrying a baby to Heaven is built in the middle of the field. Rod Moorhead of Mississippi made this bronze sculpture.