Harriet Tubman Memorial in Boston

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Place Category: Memorial & Statue and Park & Scenic RoadPlace Tags: Greater Boston Places and Places in MA

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    A park commemorating the former slave, abolitionist, and one of the leading figures of the Underground Railroad – Harriet Tubman. The Harriet Tubman Square is a stop on the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail. Bronze tiles are paving the square, depicting information about the Underground Railroad. It was dedicated on June 20th, 1999.
    At the park, two sculptures symbolizing the way to freedom:

    • The ‘Step on Board,’ also known as the ‘Harriet Tubman Memorial,’ is a 10-foot tall statue, made by Fern Cunningham, featuring Tubman leading a group of enslaved people.
      On the back of the statue, there are quotations of Tubman and a diagram of the Underground Railroad route.
    • The second sculpture, ‘Emancipation,’ was made by Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller in 1913 to memorialize the 50th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It was cast in bronze only when it was selected to be placed at Harriet Tubman Square.

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    The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman - Janell Hobson

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    Escaping slavery; risking everything to save her family; leading a military raid; championing the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most courageous heroes. Janell Hobson details Harriet Tubman's many fights for freedom.

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