A recently-found photograph of escaped slave, abolitionist and Union spy Harriet Tubman that was acquired by the Smithsonian is displayed before a hearing of the House Administration Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.
The National Park Service said between Saturday and March 18, the visitor center will host special programs and events for free to honor Tubman.
The spirit of Harriet Tubman now inhabits Wyman Park Grove, a public space tucked into the northwest corner of North Charles Street and 29 Street in Charles Village.
A section of a Baltimore park which had Confederate monuments until previous year has been rededicated to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman, CBS has reported. We are overwhelmed. Overwhelmed.
Baltimore renames former Confederate statue site after Harriet Tubman
A ceremony was held to mark the occasion at Wyman Park Dell on Saturday, Harriet Tubman Day and the 105th anniversary of the Maryland native's death.Last August Baltimore removed four Confederate monuments, including those of Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee that had been at this site since 1948, following the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reported. "Very happy to see all these people come out and celebrate her day", resident Kim Williams told CBS Baltimore. "I thought that there's enough grandstanding, enough speeches being made, get it done", she said, adding that the decision to relocate the monuments "shouldn't be a debate that's gripping this city". The ceremony took place just feet from the now-empty pedestal where a large statue of Confederate Gens.
"It helps bring the community values to important places and helps to weave together the community", Baltimore Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said, according to CNN affiliate WJZ. This place is really interesting.
The first Baltimore rededication of a Confederate monument site is an example of community engagement to create a positive change. The Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist and Civil War spy was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland around the year 1822. "Since the statues were removed, it has become a gathering place".