Crossroads of Rockland History: Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman Comes to Haverstraw
This episode originally aired on April 19, 2021. To listen, click here.

On the April 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” the topic was the nationally touring sculpture Harriet Tubman—Journey to Freedom, by Wesley Woffard. The sculpture will be placed in the Haverstraw African-American Memorial Park for seven weeks, beginning April 20, 2021. Clare Sheridan’s guest was Virginia “Ginny” Norfleet, founder of the Haverstraw African American Connection (HAAC). Ginny spoke about how the HAAC arranged for this sculpture to be in Haverstraw and the auxiliary programs planned for each Saturday while the sculpture is in the village.

About the Artist: Wesley Wofford, an Emmy- and Academy Award-winning sculptor, works from his private studio in the National Forest of North Carolina. His studio is filled with sculptures at various stages of completion, the large commissions occupying the same space as portraits, gallery pieces, and maquette studies. He was awarded Signature Status with the Portrait Society of America in March 2015 and is an elected member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Portrait Sculptors Society of the Americas. Wofford’s sculpture is recognized on a national and international level, with various awards and publications celebrating and featuring his work.

Learn more about the Haverstraw African-American Connection at https://www.thehaac.com


"Crossroads of Rockland History," a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR radio 1700 AM and www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. During 2020, our focus is Women’s History in celebration of the Suffrage Centennial. We are pleased to announce that we have begun loading our archived podcasts to the Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify platforms.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.



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