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2:14 AM / Saturday January 29, 2022

14 Jan 2022

Celebrating Harriet Tubman in Philadelphia

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January 14, 2022 Category: Local Posted by:

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The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) unveiled the 9-foot Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom sculpture at City Hall on Tuesday, January 11th and announced the celebration of Harriet Tubman events.

The City is hosting Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom by Wofford Sculpture Studio in Philadelphia from January 11 through March 31, 2022. Philadelphia will be home to the sculpture for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday. The traveling monument represents Harriet Tubman’s travels to free hundreds of enslaved people.

Coinciding with the installation of the sculpture in Philadelphia, OACCE has a schedule of more than 30 programs in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman.

These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Philadelphia and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women, equality, and more. Featured programs include a historical timeline exhibit of Harriet Tubman’s life and an exhibition of textile art at City Hall; screenings of the movie Harriet with introductions by local activists and community leaders; music, dance, and theater performances; a virtual conversation between notable local artists focusing on the power of public art; historical tours; art-making activities; author and artist discussions; celebrations of the anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday; and much more. 

Go to https://www.creativephl.org/programs/harriet-tubman/ to see the schedule of events. observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

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