A memorial statue honoring Harriet Tubman – an abolitionist and former slave who found her freedom in Philadelphia, became a conductor in the Underground Railroad and assisted hundreds of people escaping from the shackles of slavery to their freedom.
The memorial is standing in Basin Park along the Delaware River waterfront, and it is one of the historic sites on the Underground Railroad in the Philadelphia area.
The 6-foot tall bronze statue, unveiled on June 24th, 2006, was designed by William Smith and sculptured by James Gafgen. It depicts Tubman pointing up toward the North Star, leading the slaves on their way from the south to the free north. The memorial recognizes Tubman’s courage and resilience against repression.
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