Visit Maryland notes the African-American experience in Maryland to be full of accomplishments and sacrifices, past and present, which shapes its culture as a state.
Did you know? Harriet Tubman Centennial events will happen throughout 2013 to remember this honorable conductor of the Underground Railroad. Harriet led enslaved people to freedom and fought for women's rights. Check out the list attached here for specifications concerning local Maryland events in your area. You should know, it has been 100 years since Harriet Tubman's passing. Yes, Maryland Eastern Shore was her homeland and Women's History Month forefronts this yearlong celebration of her legacy and life.
According to E. M Anderson, Harriet Tubman was born into "Slavery in the United States" and escaped. Anderson also stated that Harriet made more than thirteen missions to rescue slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.