A previously unknown portrait of Harriet Tubman. Library of Congress. Featured Image
Reports indicate that a church in Cape May, N.J., is being transformed into a museum honoring abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman.
The Macedonia Baptist Church is converting the next-door home of its late pastor, the Rev. Robert Davis, into a museum scheduled to open in 2020. Local developers and business owners Robert Mullock and his son Zack are planning the project that is hoped to be a tourist attraction. Nearly $700,000 is reportedly needed to flood proof the building, which fell into disrepair 35 years ago.
“It would be a permanent exhibit there so that people would understand and appreciate that this was part of Cape May at that time,” Mullock said in a televised interview. “At one time, the population of Cape May was 30 percent African-American, that’s what the records show.”