Neal Shoemaker at Swing Low: A Memorial to Harriet Tubman
Neal Shoemaker at Swing Low: A Memorial to Harriet Tubman | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist
Neal Shoemaker at Swing Low: A Memorial to Harriet Tubman | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist

Harriet Tubman Memorial

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10 Essential Harlem Historic and Cultural Destinations to Explore on Foot

West 122nd Street at St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Harriet Tubman requires no introduction as the leader of the Underground Railroad that ferried many enslaved African Americans to freedom in non-slave-holding states and Canada. To honor her, a bronze sculpture, Swing Low, was created by artist Alison Saar and erected in 2008 amid a renovated triangle structure where West 122nd Street meets St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Harriet Tubman died in 1913 in Auburn, New York, but her Harlem statue is a testament to the neighborhood’s strong African American history and heritage.

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