Harriet Ross Tubman Memorial (Bristol, PA)
Antislavery movements--United States
Northeastern United States
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913
Subject (Object Type)
Inscription on base of sculpture:
Harriet Ross Tubman
Inscription on 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
“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.