GEN SAMUEL C. ARMSTRONG
HAMPTON UNIVERSITY, LEGACY PARK
EDUCATION is the theme of this sculpture.
An American soldier and general during the American Civil War who later became an educator, particularly of non-whites. The son of missionaries in Hawaii, he rose through the Union Army during the American Civil War to become a general, leading units of African American soldiers. He became best known as an educator, founding and becoming the first principal of the normal school for African-American and later Native American pupils in Virginia which later became Hampton University.