North to Freedom (Brewer, Maine)

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Title

North to Freedom (Brewer, Maine)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Antislavery movements--United States
Fugitive slaves--United States
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Underground Railroad

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The statue depicts a male freedom seeker from the waist up. His head is turned to his right shoulder, looking back toward the south and leaning to the north as he presses down with his hands on a stone circle to hoist himself out of an underground tunnel to freedom.

Creator

Hines, Glenn M., 1950-

Hines, Diane, 1951-

Source

Photographs from Wikipedia Commons.

Date

2002

Contributor

Brewer Historical Society; Dick Campbell (landscape design); and Brian Higgins (historic interpretation).

Rights

Brewer Historical Society, P.O. Box 602, Brewer, Maine 04412

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts- Sculpture

Coverage

Chamberlain Freedom Park, 12 State Street, Brewer, Maine, 04412, United States

Has Part

Information plaque:

Chamberlain Freedom Park
State of Maine Underground Railroad Memorial

The Brewer Historical Society created this park to honor Civil War hero General Joshua L. Chamberlain, a Brewer native. The park also commemorates Maine's  role as a stop on the "Underground Railroad" used by runaway slaves to reach freedom in Canada.

A statue of an unknown slave lifts himself, leaning North while looking South, from an underground railroad tunnel uncovered during construction in 1995. The "North to Freedom" statue, by Maine sculptors Glenn and Dianna Hines, represents all who made the dangerous journeys along the "Underground Railroad."

Landscape design: Dick Campbell
Historic Interpretation: Brian Higgins

Extent

Unknown

Medium

Bronze; field stone

Bibliographic Citation

Ricker, Nok-Noi. "‘North to Freedom’ statue in Brewer only Official Maine Memorial to Underground Railroad." Bangor Daily News, September 1, 2012. Accessed April 30, 2021, https://bangordailynews.com/2012/09/01/news/bangor/north-to-freedom-statue-in-brewer-only-official-maine-memorial-to-underground-railroad/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

Unknown

Citation

Hines, Glenn M., 1950- and Hines, Diane, 1951-, “North to Freedom (Brewer, Maine),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 16, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1222.

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