Harriet Tubman Statue to Be Unveiled in Rochester, NY


The Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Celebration (HTBC) will take place at different venues in Rochester, New York, from September 2 through October 31, 2022.  The Harriet Tubman “Journey to Freedom” traveling sculpture will be unveiled on September 2nd at 11:00 AM, during a kickoff program downtown at Washington Square Park, 10 St. Mary’s Place, Rochester, NY 14607.

The Tubman sculpture will remain on open display at this location throughout its two-month stay in Rochester. All events and activities presented by HTBC in several other locations to honor Harriet Tubman during her visit are FREE and open to the public.

This Harriet Tubman “Journey to Freedom” sculpture by the Wesley Wofford Sculpture Studio is a remarkable work of art that features Harriet Tubman in mid stride, hustling towards freedom with a youngster in tow. It portrays the courage, physical determination, and contributions of Black women throughout history.

The temporary installation of this inspiring statue of Tubman leading a child to freedom will provide an opportunity for Rochester and the surrounding communities to learn about the proud heritage of abolitionists and suffragists in Upstate New York, and celebrate Harriet Tubman’s life as a political activist, leader in the Underground Railroad, and as a nurse, scout and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. She also created a nursing home for freed slaves in Auburn, New York.

Please visit the HBTC website: TubmanROC.com for more detailed information about Rochester and surrounding community events throughout Tubman’s stay.