GALLERY: Harrisburg’s newest monument honors voting rights, Old 8th Ward
Capital-Star photo by Cassie Miller
On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Tom Wolf, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and a slew of state legislators met outside the Capitol to unveil Harrisburg’s newest monument.
Unveiled on the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the bronze monument depicts four statues of influential Harrisburg residents from the 1800s: William Howard Day, civil rights pioneer; Frances Harper, abolitionist and suffragette; Jacob T. Compton, sergeant in the U.S. Colored Infantry; and T. Morris Chester, Civil War correspondent.
Half an hour before the dedication ceremony, the line to be some of the first to see the monument wrapped around the south end of the Capitol lawn.
Quite the line to see the monument! pic.twitter.com/Ej8PqpYYDZ
— Cassie Miller (@Wordsby_CassieM) August 26, 2020
The plan for the monument was announced in January at an event in the Capitol’s main rotunda.
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