Learn about the important role that water, communication and community played on the Underground Railroad in Maryland. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition in Cambridge, 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 that 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 we call them, 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 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts.
This program is being held in conjunction with Maryland Humanities’ statewide tour of the Smithsonian exhibition Water/Ways, which will be in Cambridge from October 19 through November 30, 2019.
From Western Maryland to the lower Eastern Shore, our state is rich with water: it’s part of our history, our culture, our future. Maryland H2O shines the spotlight on it, through Maryland Humanities’ Museum on Main Street tour of the traveling exhibit Water/Ways, the Smithsonian exhibition H2O Today, and engaging programs to spark a statewide discussion about water.
This event is listed as part of Maryland Humanities’ Maryland H2O initiative and #ValueWater programming.