Maryland State House Presents New Statues


In an early viewing, on Feb. 10, viewers can preview the statues that Maryland State House unveiled that night. The two statues were of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, two former slaves who helped others fight for their freedom (Photo Curtesy of AP Photo and Julio Cortez).

Sarah McCoy, Staff Writer

On Monday, Feb. 10, night, in the Maryland State House during a ceremony two bronze statues were presented. These statues were of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, famed for their help towards abolishing the slavery that they had come from. The statues were honored in the same room where Maryland had taken steps to, and had abolished slavery in 1864.

Both Tubman and Douglass were born into slavery in Maryland, and had escaped to become famed abolitionists who both took great strides, in their own ways, to help abolish slavery. During this month, also known as black history month, it’s important to take reflections to the past and honor those that have helped us to get where we are today