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A monument to centuries of African American veterans

To support the unveiling of the African American Veterans Monument, Night Kitchen Interactive created a dynamic online exhibition and overhauled their website to be a one-stop shop for outreach, storytelling, and education. The African American Veteran's Monument, the first of its kind in the nation, was unveiled in the fall of 2022. The new website provides fundraising utilities, resources for visitors and veterans alike, and the latest news and updates from AAVM.

A visual scroll through the website and the informative content it offers.

At the heart of the website is an online exhibition documenting the history of African Americans' service in the armed forces. Their contributions to each war effort are told through compelling media, archival imagery and vivid photography. The online exhibition expands upon onsite interpretive signage and features over 40 minutes of original interpretive videos.

A visual scroll through the website and the historic content it offers.

Stories reveal new angles to well-known individuals, such as Harriet Tubman's combat experience as the first woman to lead an armed assault by U.S. troops during the Civil War. Others shed light on lesser-known soldiers like Henry Johnson, who single-handedly took on an entire platoon of German soldiers in World War I (and won).

A man's shadow on the ground

The new website includes analytics reporting, social media integration, and newsletter sign-ups. The website will continue to provide updates to the public and strengthen connections between the monument and its visitors.

An archaic photograph of a man standing


There's not a war this country has ever been in that somebody who looked like me wasn't on the frontlines. Not ever. And they're going to understand that because school children are going to take visits to this monument, not just from Buffalo and Western New York, but around the world.

Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York State Assembly Majority Leader /


It has truly been a pleasure working with you… Everyone really likes our website. Thank you all so much for your expertise, dedication and commitment to this project and the board.

Robin Hodges, Chief Operations & Impact Officer, African American Veterans Monument, Inc.