The statue, Emancipation, was created in 1913 by Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller to honor the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1999, it was cast in bronze and placed in the Harriet Tubman Park. In celebration of the Park’s 15th Anniversary, quotes by Fuller describing her statue and her thoughts about the Proclamation have been engraved on the statute’s base.
Besides unveiling Fuller’s moving words, the Friends of the Harriet Tubman Park are also pleased to introduce the Emancipation Trail – Boston’s newest historic trail which uses public art to represent how the African American experience exemplifies America’s quest for freedom, equality, and justice.
All are invited to Harriet Tubman Square in Boston’s South End; West Newton Street and Columbus Avenue. In case of rain, we will meet across the street at Union United Methodist Church, 485 Columbus Avenue.