Harriet Tubman statue arrives in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (WHTM) – A statue of civil rights activist Harriet Tubman has made its way to Lancaster.

The statue has been on a national tour since January 2020. The sculpture, titled Harriet Tubman’s Journey toreedom, shows Tubman holding the hand of an enslaved girl, leading her to her freedom on a subway train.

As of now, the statue is out of the Coroner’s King Elementary Schools at South Duke and North Streets, thanks to the Lancaster African American Culture Coalition.

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“We’re still on that journey to freedom Juneteenth became last year’s holiday, but we’re still fighting for equal rights, voting rights, and fair housing,” said Cultural Center President Derek Smith.

The statue will be on display until March 30.