NJ Spotlight News

Washington Park in Newark is renamed Harriet Tubman Square

Clip: 06/20/2022 | 2m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

At an event in Newark Monday, federal and local leaders marked Juneteenth by renaming Washington Park as Harriet Tubman Square, honoring the heroic abolitionist and underground railroad leader who made Newark an important stop for enslaved African Americans fleeing the South. Officials noted the challenges and inequities that persist for the Black community.

Aired: 06/20/22

Rating: NR

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