Posted by: David Giacalone | May 17, 2019

Tubman-Seward Sculpture unveiled at Central Library

 

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A brass statue of Harriet Tubman and William Seward, by sculptor Dexter Benedict, was dedicated and unveiled today at the Schenectady County Central Library, 99 Clinton Street. It stands along Clinton Street, between the Library parking lot and Liberty Street.

IMG_0589 Union College Professor Emeritus Frank Wicks, who was inspired by the social activism of Tubman and Seward, spearheaded the project. Prof. Wicks was supported in this endeavor by Professor Emeritus Twitty Styles and Professor Emeritus Carl George, also of Union College, where Seward received a degree in 1820.  According to the Underground Railroad History Project, they were “Desirous of commemorating the historic impact of these two individuals . . and reminding the community of their empowering stories that can be models for us today.” For more, see https://www.tubmansewardstatue.org/ . And, Stephen Williams’ article at the Gazette.

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