Harriet Tubman Arrives at DC Wax Museum

February 8, 2012  |  

A wax sculpture built in Harriet Tubman’s likeness was unveiled in the President’s Gallery at the Madame Tussauds D.C. branch earlier this week.

Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, is one of many African American historical figures to join the Tussaud collection.

Her oldest living relatives, great-great-great-grand-nephew, Charles E.T. Ross, and Tubman’s great-great-grand-niece, Valery Ross Manokey, pictured above, were present at the unveiling.

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  • JN31

    What an honor. I’m sure they’re proud to be around for this.

  • mdeborah827

    Wow fascinating.  I can’t stop looking at the picture!  Will definitely make a trip to see this!  Wonder if the family ever did a genetic study to find the tribe, etc.?  Also, wonder if they know there’s a Jamaicn counterpart called Nanny who helped escaped slaves get to away to what’s now known as the Maroon society.  Often wondered if the two may have come from the same tribe and got splti up on the ship or one was sent away to the Caribbean as punishment, etc.  Would make a hell of a story. 

    When going through hell with White people I think of Ms Tubman all the time along with Momvet who never stopped fighting for her freedom in colonial times. They didn’t stop, didn’t give in.  They remind me of the strength needed to survivie.  

    • wow, did not know this:::::googling as we speak::::: thanks for the info!

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  • tastythoughts

    thats wonderful…

  • W Veronica7

    Wow, they have some strong genes.

    • Mariah

      They sure do! Wow!