The nameless runaway slave who embodies all those who passed through Jamestown seeking freedom in Canada.His clothes are torn and his hand is outstretched to those that aid him on his journey.
Catherine Harris,a born-free black woman that operates the central depot for the Underground Railroad. She sheltered 17 slaves at one time, under her roof. She is bringing a blanket to put around the shoulders of the fugitive.
Catherine Harris and Silas Sherman both lived in the area where this tableau is placed. It is in a small park on one of the main city streets. A large portion of our black population live in this area so it is the perfect location.
This tableau has been in the works since 2000. It is absolutely beautiful! Visiting it was a very emotional experience.
Click here to see another bronze statue recently unveiled and here to read more about this local artist.