Harriet Tubman Honored With Statues in CA and NJ

March 14, 2023

There have been coast-to-coast tributes for Harriet Tubman, a woman who risked her life to bring others to freedom. In Pomona, California, community leaders dedicated a statue that shows Tubman pointing towards freedom. The sculptor is an 82-year-old artist named Manuelita Brown, who created the bronze monument in just three months. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, unveiled an interactive statue honoring the trailblazer. This monument includes an audio component, voiced by rapper and actress Queen Latifah.

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