Harriet Ross Tubman Memorial

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Dublin Core

Title

Harriet Ross Tubman Memorial

Subject

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

Description

Single figure of Harriet Tubman, wearing a coat, haversack slung over her right shoulder, and a pistol at her waist. Tubman points her right hand toward the sky, symbolic of the “North Star.” Signed by the artist: James L. Gafgen, 2005. Foundry stamp: Art Research Enterprises: The Art Foundry.

Creator

Gafgen, James L., 1939-

Source

Photographs by Renée Ater

Date

Dedicated: June 24, 2006

Contributor

William H. Smith (Design); Sydney L. Taylor and the African-American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County; The Bucks County Committee For Interracial Harmony; State of Pennsylvania; and Mayor and Council of the Borough of Bristol

Rights

Bristol Township, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 19007, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Bristol Lions Park, 150 Basin Park, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 19007, United States

Date Created

Signed: 2006

Has Part

Bronze plaque:
“Harriet Ross Tubman. Abolitionist-American Hero. Circa 1820-1913. Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. She fled to Philadelphia where, as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, she made 19 sorties into the South, liberating over 300 slaves. Ms. Tubman also served as a spy and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War. Harriet Tubman—Authentic American Hero.”
Ten granite pillars with inscriptions (clockwise from base of sculpture):
Hope is Another Form of Freedom; We Choose Inclusion Not Exclusion; Our Town is America the Beautiful; We Stand Together; Liberty and Justice For All; Move Forward; Amalgamate the Community; Freedom Will Prevail; Unity is the Way.
Ten stone markers:
Names of old African American families in Bristol

Extent

78 in. (198.12 cm.)

Medium

Bronze; Green granite

Bibliographic Citation

“Grant Helps Bring Tubman to Life.” HarrietTubman.com. Accessed March 21, 2018. http://www.harriettubman.com/grant.html.
“Harriet Tubman-Lions Park-Bristol, PA.” Statues of Historic Figures on Waymaking.com. Accessed, March 21, 2018. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3JK9_Harriet_Tubman_Lions_Park_Bristol_PA.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

78 in. (198.12 cm.)

Citation

Gafgen, James L., 1939-, “Harriet Ross Tubman Memorial,” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed November 13, 2019, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/10.

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