Water/Ways: The Underground Railroad

Water/Ways: The Underground Railroad 2019-10-29T09:24:35-04:00

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Learn about the important role that water, communication and community played on the Underground Railroad in Maryland. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center invites you to a special presentation, The Underground Railroad in Dorchester County: Community & Communication on the Water. 

For Harriet Tubman and other enslaved people, the Underground Railroad was a resistance movement against slavery through escape and flight. Free and enslaved blacks as well as white supporters, provided food, shelter, transportation, money and directions. Harriet Tubman was its most famed conductor, a person who transported others on the dangerous journey to freedom. She was supported by courage, kindness and knowledge of a network of individuals on the Underground Railroad, or as they are sometimes called, “the Original Team Tubman.”

Join Ranger Angela Crenshaw and learn about the important role that water, communication and community played on the Underground Railroad in Maryland and participate in a lively discussion and family-friendly activity. The program will be held at 2pm on Nov. 9 at the Water/Ways exhibit in the Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321  High St. in Cambridge, MD.

Visit our Water/Ways page for a full calendar of Water/Ways programming.