Baltimore Replaces Confederate Statue of Robert E. Lee with Honoring Harriet Tubman

Baltimore activists fought for the removal of a confederate statue from Wyman Park Dell and was successful. Now the portion of the park where the stud stood is now called Harriet Tubman Grove.

The original statue was in honor of confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as well as confederate women Roger B. Taney. As of March. 10, the area the statues were is now rededicated to Harriet Tubman.

A local Baltimore anchor reported, “People gathered in Wyman Park Dell today for the dedication of Harriet Tubman Grove, the first former confederate statue site in #Baltimore to be rededicated. @cbsbaltimore #WJZ #HarrietTubmanDay.”

Many people in the city went out to celebrate the naming of Harriet Tubman Grove and Tubman’s life work. Baltimore Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said, “It helps bring the community values to important places and helps to weave together the community.” She continued, “This place is really interesting. Since the statues were removed, it has become a gathering place.”

Along with Baltimore, several Confederate statues were removed across the nation.

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