The City of Newark has commissioned a new monument to honor Harriet Tubman and New Jersey’s role in the Underground Railroad in downtown Washington Park.

It will replace the statue of Christopher Columbus that was removed by the City in June 2020. The City will rename Washington Park as Tubman Square when the new monument is installed.

The City held a national open call for artists to submit conceptual designs for the new monument. The design submitted by New Jersey artist Nina Cooke John was selected as the winner. The Newark Museum of Art is partnering with the artist in offering workshops where community members can create a ceramic tile that will become a part of the finished piece.

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