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Harriet Tubman - The Journey to Freedom Together | Bridge Park, Sylva, NC

Harriet Tubman - The Journey to Freedom Together

The Journey to Freedom Together - An African American Historical Tour

Welcome! Let's Take The Journey to Freedom Together

The Jackson County NC NAACP Branch #54AB in conjunction with the Town of Sylva are proud to host Harriet Tubman – “Journey to Freedom” a traveling monumental sculpture that will be on public display in downtown Sylva at Bridge Park from mid-September to mid-December 2021.

The nine-foot, 2,400 lb. bronze sculpture arrived on the morning of September 20, 2021. A formal dedication ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Avenue, Sylva. To learn more about this sculpture, please visit Harriet Tubman Sculpture “Journey to Freedom”, or continue ahead.

In partnership with the Jackson County NC NAACP Branch #54AB, The Town of Sylva, and others, Western Carolina University partners: Bardo Arts Center, Intercultural Affairs, and the Mountain Heritage Center invite you to Take the Journey to Freedom Together. The following African American Historical Tour highlights important community centers and sites across Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties.

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