Harriet Tubman, enslaved from her birth in 1820 on a farm in Dorchester County, escaped in 1849 and became a leader of the Underground Railroad, helping hundreds of enslaved people gain freedom. She is probably the greatest hero Maryland has ever produced, selflessly risking her life repeatedly for the benefit of others, and later in life, serving as a Civil War spy, a nurse and suffragist.
A beloved Maryland hero escapes her powerful persecutors. Again.
January 28, 2021