Downtown Sylva has a new addition - a sculpture of Harriet Tubman. Meet the local woman behind the sculpture.
The 9-ft bronze sculpture called “Journey to Freedom” sits in Bridge Park.
“Looking at the sculpture, I'm like that’s not my face but those are my hands, those are my feet, that’s my body. Like I am Harriet Tubman too.”
That’s Jada Bryson. She’s a dance teacher in Franklin where her family has lived for as long as they have records. She was dancing at a Macon County Women’s History Trail event when she was approached by Cashiers sculptor Wesley Wofford.