harriet tubman

April 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Harriet Tubman’s Family Home Located in Dorchester County

The historic homesite of the father of abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman has been located, according to a press release Tuesday from Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and federal partners at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. The home of Ben Ross, Tubman’s father, was discovered on U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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March 10, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Honoring an Icon: March 10 is Harriet Tubman Day

March 10 is national Harriet Tubman Day. The American holiday was made into law in 1990 to honor the woman that led hundreds of slaves to freedom and served as the “conductor” of the underground railroad. To learn more about Tubman, individuals can visit a variety of activities across the state and along the Tubman […]

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March 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Caucus de Mujeres de Maryland Honra a las Veteranas de Guerra en un Evento Virtual

El Caucus de Mujeres de Maryland está organizando una celebración virtual para honrar a las mujeres veteranas de guerra, el 10 de marzo de 8:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. La celebración también busca rendir homenaje a la primera mujer veterana del estado, Harriet Tubman. Este será el tercer Día de las Mujeres Veteranas del Caucus, […]

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March 8, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland Women’s Caucus to Honor Veterans in Virtual Event

The Maryland Women’s Caucus is hosting a virtual celebration to honor women veterans on March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The celebration also looks to pay tribute to the state’s first woman veteran, Harriet Tubman. This will be the Caucus’ third Women Veterans Day but the first virtual celebration.  The event will feature […]

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May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Harriet’ Star Cynthia Erivo to Join Jawando for Virtual Storytime Friday

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced a special guest for his daily virtual storytime Friday: Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo. Erivo starred in the 2019 biographical film “Harriet,” about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In 2016, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Celie Harris in The Color Purple. She […]

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February 12, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass Statues Unveiled at Maryland Statehouse

Gov. Hogan unveiled statues of Maryland abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman at the Maryland State House on Monday. Their statues were placed in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the State House, the room in which the decision to abolish slavery in Maryland was made.  Tubman and Douglass were born into slavery in […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Maryland Officials Call For Release of Tubman $20 Bill

There may be some hopeful news for Maryland officials who’ve been calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to reverse the decision to delay the release of the Harriett Tubman $20 bill. The Treasury Department’s acting inspector general will investigate the delay in the redesign of the $20 bill from Andrew Jackson to Tubman. Axios reported […]

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March 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Petition to Name New Middle School in Kensington After Harriet Tubman

There’s a new petition on Change.org urging the Montgomery County Board of Education to name Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School #2 after Harriet Tubman. The school, which is currently under construction on Saul Road in Kensington, is expected to relieve overcrowding at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. Joe Zagby, creator of the petition, wrote in […]

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February 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Four potential names for Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School No. 2

Four potential names have been chosen for Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School No. 2: Kensington, Silver Creek, Harriet Tubman and Dr. Paul L. Vance. Vance was a former Montgomery County school superintendent, who died in 2015 at the age of 83. The school, which is under construction on Saul Road in Kensington, would relieve crowding at […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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