March 23, 2017 - Issue 691: Women's History Month: Lantern of Liberty -
Harriet Tubman Mural Photograph By Peter Gamble, BC Publisher
March 23, 2017 - Issue 691
Wall Mural Photograph By Peter Gamble
This 70 foot high mural can no longer been seen on the west side
of a building in the 9-hundred block of Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
It was created by the Philadelphia
Mural Project in six weeks at a cost of $45-thousand dollars in
order to be finished in time for the Republican National Convention
in Philadelphia in July of 2000. The inscription on the mural contains
the names of Philadelphians who played important roles in the underground
The building it was painted on was torn down in June of 2002
to make way for an expansion of the parking lot. A spokesman for
the city of Philadelphia said the decision was made due to the
economic benefits of the additional parking.
No wall mural is a permanent piece of art. The average life of
a wall mural is 20 to 25 years. Harriet Tubman's Lantern of Liberty
lasted 23 months.
Photograph by Peter Gamble
A plublisher of children's books found the Tubman wall mural photograph
while doing a search on the Internet. The photograph is now on the
cover of Read
About Harriet Tubman (I Like Biographies!)
by Stephen Feinstein from Enslow Elementary, an imprint of Enslow
You can purchase the book on Amazon.com by clicking on the name
of the book above. BC receives a small commission on all sales and
you do not pay a penny more for any purchase you make.
March 10th is officially Harriet Ross Tubman Day of Remembrance.
for more information about Harriet Tubman - African-American abolitionist,
humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War.
Publisher and Chief Technical Officer Peter Gamble, is the recipient of
a national Sigma Delta Chi award for public service in journalism and
numerous other honors for excellence in reporting and investigative
reporting. The “beats” he covered as a broadcast journalist ranged from
activism in the streets to the State Department and White House. The
lure of a personal computer on his desk inspired a career change in
1985 and an immersion into what he saw as the future of communications.
The acquisition of computer programming skills made it possible for
Peter to achieve an important level of self-reliance in the technology
of the 21st century and to develop BlackCommentator.com. Contact Peter.