Washington National Cathedral replaces Confederate windows with stained-glass homage to racial justice
– The new stained-glass windows at the Washington National Cathedral depict a march for justice by African Americans.
– The windows replace four windows that had honored Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
– The new windows are a powerful symbol of the cathedral's commitment to racial justice and reconciliation.
– The new stained-glass windows at the Washington National Cathedral are the first permanent windows in the cathedral to depict people of color.
– The windows were installed in the south transept, which is also home to the cathedral's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
– The windows were funded by a group of donors who wanted to create a lasting tribute to the Black community and to the fight for racial justice.
– The windows were designed and fabricated by a team of artists and craftspeople from around the world.
The windows were unveiled during a special ceremony on Saturday, September 23, 2023
– which was attended by hundreds of people, including clergy, community leaders, and members of the public.