A monument to honor Harriet Tubman – an abolitionist and a key figure in the Underground Railroad Movement.
The 13-foot-high bronze figure, sculptured by Alison Saar, depicts Tubman moving forwards while roots are pulling her backward. On her skirt, there are faces and items of the enslaved people she helped to escape.
Moments from Tubman’s life and traditional quilting symbols are embedded at the base of the sculpture. Native New York plants, as well as Maryland’s, are planted around the monument, representing the landscape of the Underground Railroad byways.