Harriet Tubman Highway Marker

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Title

Harriet Tubman Highway Marker

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Northeastern United States
Underground Railroad
United States--Maryland--Dorchester County
Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913

Description

Marker text:

Harriett Tubman 1820-1913 The "Moses of her People," Harriett Tubman of the Bucktown District found freedom from herself and some three hundred other slaves who she led North. In the Civil War she served the Union Army as a nurse, scout, and spy. Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission

NOTE: This marker is inaccurate. The scholar Kate Clifford Lawson in Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (2004) has found archival evidence that Harriet Tubman made thirteen trips to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and led approximalete 70 people to freedom. Tubman also gave instructions to another fifty or sixty who made their own way north. Visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland, for exhibits and interactive installations that trace Tubman's life story.

Creator

Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission

Source

Photograph by Renée Ater

Date

Installed date: February 1967

Contributor

Maryland State Highway Administration and Department of Planning, Maryland Historical Trust.

Rights

Department of Planning, Maryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Place, 3rd Floor, Crownsville, MD 21032-2023, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Slavery and Freedom Objects

Coverage

Greenbriar Road (south), 1 mile west of Bucktown Road, Dorchester County, Maryland

Medium

Metal

Bibliographic Citation

"Maryland's Historical Markers: Introduction." Department of Planning, Maryland Historical Trust, https://mht.maryland.gov/historicalmarkers/Introduction.aspx.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Geolocation

Citation

Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission, “Harriet Tubman Highway Marker,” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed December 7, 2022, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/94.