Monument on the Lewiston Waterfront commemorating Underground Railroad Conductors Harriet “Moses” Tubman & local resident Josiah Tyran helping slaves escape across the river to freedom in Canada. Many Lewiston residents at the time helped people to freedom and our community is…
This is a powerful monument. Unfortunately, it is just standing at the edge of the street, without much fanfare or feature. Too bad, because it really is a lovely and meaningful piece.
Never saw this before, it was a very interesting read and to see how they had to cross. Wide river and scary, you can see all the great looking homes in Canada
This beautiful sculpture brings into focus the extraordinary and significant history of slavery in this nation, and how some risked themselves to help our fellow human beings escaping the horror and shameful atrocity that our country allowed for 2 centuries.
The Niagara Gorge is full of historical significance; the Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston along the Lower Niagara River reminds us of how precious freedom is and of the bravery of so many to ensure that all who longed for it could achieve it.