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Park dedicated to Harriet Tubman replaces confederate statue

Rededication at Wyman Park Dell Saturday at 10a.m.
Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 17:49:25-05

A spot in Baltimore that has seen lots of controversy is taking on new life. 

Tomorrow, Wyman Park Dell will be rededicated to Baltimore native and freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman.

The event marks a new era, as just last year stood statues of Confederate Generals', Thomas Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

This was until City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke championed an effort to have each removed.

Last summer, that vision became a reality when Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered their removal. Now all that remains is the old statues base.

Clarke says she's unaware if an when a Tubman statue will be constructed, but signs will be posted with plants and trees seeded.

Saturday commemorates the anniversary of Tubman's death at 91 years of age.