Harriet Tubman Public School to be opened September 8, 2015 in St. Catharines

In the spring of 2014, the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) Accommodation Review Committee recommended the building of a brand new kindergarten to grade 8 school to service the downtown area of St. Catharines.

The new school is slated to open on September 8, 2015.

The DSBN Naming Committee announced that the new school would be named after famed freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman, who lived on North Street in St. Catharines for 10 years. For more on the Harriet Tubman Public School, please visit their website here.

As the only school in Niagara, Ontario named after Harriet Tubman’s enduring legacy, the District School Board of Niagara has commissioned a life-sized statue of Harriet Tubman in order to honor the ideals that Tubman championed throughout her lifetime. The life-sized bronze statue will feature a seated Harriet Tubman with a book in her lap, which upon completion, will be titled “The Story of Harriet Tubman.”

The statue will serve as a reminder to the students of the Harriet Tubman Public School of her significant contributions towards the realization of the dignity and worth of all people. For more information on the statue and how you may contribute, please visit Bringing Harriet Home.

 

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