Harriet Tubman Memorial Plaque (Auburn, NY)

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Title

Harriet Tubman Memorial Plaque (Auburn, NY)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionist--United States
Antislavery movements--United States
New York--History
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Underground Railroad

Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Bronze plaque with a portrait of Harriet Tubman based on a 1890s photograph.

Creator

Citizens of Auburn

Source

Photograph by Renée Ater

Date

Dedicated: June 14, 1914

Contributor

Citizens of Auburn

Rights

Cayuga County Courthouse, 152 Genesee Street, Auburn, New York, 13021, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Cayuga County Courthouse, 152 Genesee Street, Auburn, New York, 13021, United States

Has Part

Inscription on bronze plaque:
In Memory of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave in Maryland about 1821. Died in Auburn, N.Y. March 10th, 1913. Called the "Moses" of her people, during the Civil War, with rare courage, she led over three hundred negroes up from slavery to freedom, and rendered invaluable service as a nurse and spy.

With implicit trust in God she braved every danger and overcame every obstacle, withal she possessed extraordinary foresight and judgment so that she truthfully said--"On my Underground Railroad I nebber run my train off de track and I nebber los' a passenger."--This tablet is erected by the Citizens of Auburn, 1914.

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

"Tribute Paid Harriet Tubman." The Advertiser Journal, Thursday, June 11, 1914. Accessed November 29, 2018, http://www.harriettubman.com/harriettubmanplaque.html.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Plaque

Citation

Citizens of Auburn, “Harriet Tubman Memorial Plaque (Auburn, NY),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 12, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/71.

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