Step on Board (Boston, MA)
Antislavery movements--United States
Fugitive slaves--United States
Northeastern United States
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913
Subject (Object Type)
Step On Board, Harriet Ross Tubman, 1820 – 1913, Go Down Moses, Way Down in Egypt’s Land, Tell Old Pharoah — Let My People Go.
“There are two things I’ve got a right to, and these are death or liberty. One or another I mean to have. No one will take me back alive.”—Harriet Tubman
“The midnight sky and the silent stars have been the witnesses of your devotion to freedom and of your heroism.” —Frederick Douglass
“Tell my brothers to be always watching unto prayer, and when the good old ship of Zion comes along, to be ready to step aboard.”—Harriet Tubman
“She expected deliverance when she prayed, unless the Lord had ordered otherwise.” —Sarah Bradford
Inscription on bronze plaque:
For the Adornment and Benefit of Boston. The design, fabrication, and installation of the memorials at Harriet Tubman park were made possible through the efforts of the United South End Settlements with funding support from the New England Foundation for the Arts, George B. Henderson Foundation, the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, a public charitable trust administered by the Trust Office of the City of Boston. The art piece ’Step on Board’ was designed by artist Fern Cunningham in 1999, and ’Emancipation’ was designed by artist Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller in 1913. The park is maintained by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the friends of Harriet Tubman Park, 2000.
“Step on Board/Harriet Tubman Memorial.” CultureNOW. Accessed March 19, 2018, https://www.culturenow.org/index.php?page=entry&permalink=08696.
“Special Projects: Harriet Tubman Sculpture & Park.” George B. Henderson Foundation. Accessed March 19, 2018, http://thehendersonfoundation.com/harriet_tubman_sculpture_park.htm.