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.
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 railroad.
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.
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
A publisher 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
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.
10th is officially Harriet Ross Tubman Day of Remembrance.
more information about Harriet Tubman - African-American
abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War.