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Harriet Tubman Day is Celebrated in Dorchester County

Posted: Mar 10, 2019 10:32 PM
By News Staff


(DORCHESTER COUNTY, Md.) -  The community in Dorchester County came out to Church Creek on Sunday to learn more about an influencial woman in Delmarva's history and the steps that she took to change equality for all. 
 
People come from all over to celebrate the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, a woman who had her hand in hundreds of slave emancipations during the Civil War era.
 
Assistant Manager of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park, Angela Crenshaw, says she continues to look up to this female leader.  "She said I was free and they should be free as well. To me that basically says she knew in her heart that slavery is wrong and she decided to do something about it.
 
Crenshaw says Tubman took action regardless of whether or not she was breaking the law and risking her own life and liberty. "That's what speaks to me - do what's right in your heart," she says. 
 
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad center is looking forward to premiering a documentary about Tubman's life this fall. The entire film was shot and directed in Dorchester County.



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