Harriet Tubman (Salisbury University)

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Title

Harriet Tubman (Salisbury University)

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

Harriet Tubman wears a nineteenth-century inspired dress. On her left shoulder sits a saw-whet owl, at her right foot rests a rabbit. She extends her right arm into the air, perpendicular to her body. Ten seashells are sculpted into the base of the monument.

Creator

Hill, James K., 1945-

Date

Dedicated: September 22, 2009

Contributor

Salisbury University (funder); Students assisting with the project included Mike Benson, Jason Bromley, Jen Drake, Sarah Halcot, Christopher Hill, Robbie Johnson, Sam Jones, Diana Mosteller, Keely Patton, Tom Ruch, Dan Stachurski, Phillip Taylor and Tom Wright. SU faculty emeritus Gerry Patt Jr. helped with the sculpture’s casting. Faculty emerita Marie Cavallaro documented the procedure.

Rights

Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland, 21801, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Teacher Education and Technology Center, Salisbury University, S. Salisbury Boulevard (BUS. 13), Salisbury, Maryland, 21801, United States

Alternative Title

Harriet Tubman Statue

Has Part

Bronze plaque:
“Harriet Tubman. C. 1821-1913. ‘The midnight sky and the silent stars have been the witness of your devotion to freedom and of your heroism,’ wrote fellow abolitionist and Eastern Shore native Frederick Douglass of Harriet Tubman. A Civil War nurse, scout, spy, military strategist and early women’s suffragist, the ‘Moses of her people’ freed hundreds of slaves via the Underground Railroad. With the support of the Salisbury University community, sculptor James Hill and his students realized this work in 2009, with the hope that her story will continue to inspire courage and action in the pursuit of human rights.”

Extent

84 in. (213.36 cm.)

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

Press Releases. “New SU Sculpture Honors Harriet Tubman.” News. Salisbury University. September 22, 2009. Assessed March 21, 2018. http://www.salisbury.edu/news/article.html?id=3995.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

84 in. (213.36 cm.)

Citation

Hill, James K., 1945-, “Harriet Tubman (Salisbury University),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed November 13, 2019, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/11.

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