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Black Women’s Leadership Caucus holds annual Harriet Tubman celebration

3/13/2014, 11:31 a.m.
the Black Women’s Leadership Caucus hosted its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman
Harriet Tubman commemoration Photo by Karl Crutchfield

On Monday, March 10 at 10 a.m., the Black Women’s Leadership Caucus hosted its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman at a wreath laying ceremony at the Harriet Tubman Memorial, located at Harriet Tubman Square (122nd Street at Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem). The memorial, created by artist Alison Saar, was dedicated on Nov. 13, 2008.

Present at the ceremony were organizer Elizabeth Rankin-Fulcher; the Rev. Imani Carol Parker, who delivered the invocation; fifth-graders of the Harriet Tubman Learning Center and teacher Roslyn Odina; soprano Marsha Thompson; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; Linda Twine, musical director of “The Color Purple”; Shola Lynch, curator of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Jonathan Kuhn, director of arts and antiquities at the New York City Parks and Recreation Department; and 94-year-old Alvis Rogers.