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Harriet Tubman: “All around us”

News of Harriet Tubman making it on the front of the $20 bill in 2030 -14 years from now prompted one of my sons, a history professor, to email me: “You should write something about your work on documenting monuments – markers to historic women- people don’t have to wait for the new money- as you have chronicled – these monuments are all around us.”  So, here is my list to Harriet Tubman:

Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist, Scout, Spy, Nurse, Women’s Rights Advocate

Canada 5 markers in St. Catharines, Ontario, including:

Harriet Ross Tubman Marker: Geneva Street just north of North Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

Harriet Tubman Bust and Marker: North side of BME Church, 92 Geneva Street, St. Catharines, Ontario


Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway: Sandtown to Centreville, Delaware routes 10, 15, 9, 52, and US 13

District of Columbia

Harriet Tubman circa 1820-1913 Marker: The Extra Mile, 1340 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.


Harriet Tubman Birthplace Marker, Greenbriar Road, Cambridge, MD

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument: 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway: follows Choptank River to Delmarva, 125-miles; map and guide at Dorchester Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, MD

Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden, Route 50 near the intersection of Washington Street Cambridge, MD

“Finding Freedom” Marker: intersection of Taylors Island Road and MD Route 335, Church Creek, MD (Park and Ride lot)

“Sailing Away to Freedom” Marker: Holly Park Drive, Harmony, MD

“Malone’s Church-Ties That Bind” Marker: White Marsh Road, Madison, MD

“Preparing for Freedom” Marker: Madison Canning House Road, Madison, MD


Harriet Tubman Park; Pembroke Street and Columbus, Ave., Boston, MA

“Step on Board/Harriet Tubman Memorial”: Statue by Fern Cunningham; Pembroke Street and Columbus, Ave., Boston, MA


“Harriet Tubman”: Statue by Jane DeDecker, 119 West Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI

New York

“Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial”: Statue by Aiison Saar, 122nd St and Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, under development, Cayuga County, NY;

Harriet Tubman Plaque: 24 South Street, City Hall, Auburn, NY

Harriet Tubman Home:180 South Street, Auburn, NY

Grave, Forest Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort Street, Auburn, New York

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