Harriet Tubman (Auburn, NY)

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Title

Harriet Tubman (Auburn, NY)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Underground Railroad
Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913

Description

The seven-and-half foot tall (2.3 meters) bronze statue represents a young Harriet Tubman, traveling on the Underground Railroad. Clothed in nineteenth-century shawl, jacket, and pleated skirt, Tubman strides forward with her booted foot visible below the hem of her skirt. She extends her left hand behind her as if signaling to an invisible group to follow closely on the arduous route to Canada. In her right hand, she holds the ring of a lantern, illuminating the pathway to freedom.

Creator

Hanlon, Brian P.

Source

Photographs by Renée Ater

Date

Dedication: November 13, 2018

Contributor

Harriet Tubman Downtown Memorial Committee, a joint committee of Celebrate! Diverse Auburn and the Harriet Tubman Boosters.

Rights

Unsure

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South Street, Auburn, New York, 13021, United States

Has Part

Stainless steel plaque:
"I was the conductor on the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say -- I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger."
Harriet Tubman at a suffrage convention, NY, 1896

Harriet Tubman statue donated by the George and Mary Cuthbert family in honor of Edward L. Cuthbert Jr. who believed that Harriet's life was an inspiration to all of humankind.

Dedicated November 2018
Sculptor Brian P. Hanlon

Extent

84 in. (213.36 cm.)

Medium

Bronze

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Citation

Hanlon, Brian P., “Harriet Tubman (Auburn, NY),” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed June 12, 2021, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1205.

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