Harriet Tubman monument replaces Christopher Columbus statue in New Jersey

A memorial honoring abolitionist pioneer Harriet Tubman was unveiled in Newark, N.J., on Thursday, after many years of Christopher Columbus, which was removed in 2020 amid civil unrest following the death of George Floyd. It was replaced by the statue of “At a time when so many cities are choosing to topple statues that limit […]

Harriet Tubman monument takes Newark space formerly held by Columbus statue

A monument to Harriet Tubman fills the site of a statue of Christopher Columbus in Newark, New Jersey. A statue of the legendary abolitionist and women’s rights advocate was unveiled Thursday at Harriet Tubman Square in downtown Newark, with the ceremony attended by her great-great-niece. According to local subsidiary ABC7. The 25-foot-tall monument, entitled Shadow […]