On a quiet plateau in Wyman Park Dell, two Confederate leaders immortalized in metal once sat astride their horses looking toward Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus.
On Saturday, the now-empty platform where the Jackson-Lee statue formerly stood will be rededicated in honor of Harriet Tubman.
The city ordinance to rename the Wyman Park Dell plateau in honor of Tubman on the 105th anniversary of her death is a meaningful gesture, says Johns Hopkins historian N. D. B. Connolly. Too often, he says, her legacy has been diminished.
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