Harriet Tubman was born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and spent nearly 30 years of her life there as a slave. She escaped but repeatedly returned to Dorchester and Caroline counties to rescue other African Americans, leading them to freedom along the Underground Railroad. On March 25, 2013, President Obama honored Tubman’s legacy by naming the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland. The Conservation Fund helped make this designation possible by donating a key 480-acre property, at the heart of the monument, to the National Park Service.
Winter Solstice. Photo by David Harp.