Harriet Tubman was a well-known Underground Railroad conductor, an American hero and an icon of freedom. Tubman, born in Dorchester County around the early 1800s, was a five-foot-tall African-American abolitionist who guided hundreds of slaves away from the bondage of slavery.
In March of 2017, the new "Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center" was dedicated in her honor. The center is in Church Creek, Maryland, and was built on a 17-acre site with preserved landscapes and waterways. It is said that "she most likely would have navigated this area when as an adult leading slaves to freedom."
To learn more about the "Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center," please click the links below. You will be able to explore the secret network of safe houses, trails, and channels used by enslaved people fleeing north to escape slavery.
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