HerStory: Dorchester’s Pioneering Women

HerStory: Dorchester’s Pioneering Women 2019-01-28T18:34:46-05:00

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman


Born 100 years apart, two women in Dorchester County shared a vision to change the world.

Harriet Tubman — abolitionist, activist and conductor on the Underground Railroad — and Gloria Richardson — Civil Rights freedom fighter and leader of the Cambridge Movement – demonstrated unbelievable strength and passion to advance basic freedoms for African Americans in the United States.

During Black and Women’s History months and throughout the year, visitors to Cambridge and Dorchester County can walk in the footsteps of Tubman and Richardson to explore the sites and landscapes of HerStory.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Tubman Byway

Self-guided, 125-mile driving tour with 36 stops. Learn more.

Bucktown Village Store

Bucktown Store

Historic site of Harriet Tubman’s first act of defiance. Learn more.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

Tubman Visitor Ctr.

Award-winning national and state park orientation center with extensive exhibits, films, music, trails & picnic pavilion. Don’t miss February Black History month events and March Tubman Weekend commemoration. Learn more.

Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center, Cambridge, MD

Tubman Museum

Small downtown Cambridge museum run by local volunteers. Learn more.

Pine Street Walking Tour Brochure

Pine Street Tour

Self-guided walking tour of Cambridge’s “Black Wall Street.” Learn more.

Bethel AME Church in Cambridge, MD

Bethel AME Church

Headquarters of Cambridge’s Civil Rights Movement. Learn more.

African American Heritage Mural in Cambridge, Maryland

Heritage Mural

Mural on Route 50 reflects Cambridge’s African American heritage. Learn more.

Stanley Institute

Stanley Institute

19th-century one-room African American schoolhouse. Learn more.