Officials unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony Monday night at the Maryland State House. https://t.co/nozt6vFgLX pic.twitter.com/mTn6PmXiGq
— ABC News (@ABC) February 11, 2020
Proud to be a Marylander today. I was also glad to see that as representations, the new statues are beautiful, convincing, and inspirational. Having seen my share of bad statues, it lifted my heart to see that these were so good.
Here are some resources from the Cato Institute on Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman as vital figures in the story of American liberty. If you have wondered about commemorations of Douglass’s birthday, by the way, Caleb Brown reminds us that the great abolitionist “did not know his actual birthday. His mother, also a slave, called him ‘my little Valentine’ on her occasional visits…She traveled miles, usually at night, to spend just a few minutes with her son. Douglass chose Feb. 14 to mark his birth.”