Baltimore Park Rededicated to Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Sunday, March 11, 2018 was the 105th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death.  In honor of her accomplishments during her life, the City of Baltimore renamed the space where the statue of Confederate Generals Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, and Robert E. Lee once stood.  A tree-filled area of Wyman Park Dell, near Johns Hopkins University, is now Harriet Tubman Grove.

Friends of Wyman Park Dell, a nonprofit organization that supports this park, wrote a letter to the City Council in October welcoming the renaming.

“This dedication of a grove of trees seems a fitting honor for a great abolitionist and US Army spy who traveled countless miles through Maryland forests,” wrote C. Ryan Patterson, the president of the group’s board of directors.
The proposal also “provides the city an opportunity to correct a historic injustice for a Maryland native. Our city has not yet properly recognized Harriet Tubman, who died in poverty,” Patterson wrote.

In addition, Harriet Tubman Day celebrations were held all across Maryland, including at the state capital.

…… and in Harlem, Harriet Tubman monument, “Swing Low” by artist Alison Saar, located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard at St Nicholas Avenue and 121st Street.

Harriet Tubman monument in Harlem, On Instagram via Keith Boykin , March 8th for International Women’s Day

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