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Harriet Tubman: Light Of Hope

Harriet Tubman, one of the most well known figures of Abolition History, and her legacy are forever ingrained in Niagara Falls history.

  • Artist

    Madonna Pannell

  • Tags

    Abolition History, African-American History, Art by Women, Black History, Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad, Women's History

About the Artist

Madonna Pannell

Madonna Pannell is an artist who was born and raised in Niagara Falls. In 2018 she received her B.F.A in Studio Arts with a minor in Art History at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently completing her A.S. in Business Administration at Niagara County Community College. Madonna completed a mural in Niagara Falls’ Art Alley in 2016 and when she isn’t working on artistic works, she works at the Niagara Gazette as an Accountant.

Madonna has a lot of painting experience. In 2016, she completed a mural for Art Alley in downtown Niagara Falls.

Madonna’s Definition of Freedom

“Freedom to me means being myself without fear, judgment, or restriction. It’s a feeling of letting go and leaving my cage. Yet, a feeling of finding home, knowledge, and self-acceptance. When you are home, when you have knowledge, and when you accept yourself, no one can take that away from you. You create and own your narrative. And that narrative can be a perfect illustration of freedom.”

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