Water/Ways: The Underground Railroad
Learn about the important role that water, communication and community played on the Underground Railroad in Maryland. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit, 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 3pm on Oct. 26 at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and at 2pm on Nov. 9 at the Water/Ways exhibit in the Dorchester Center for the Arts.
Visit the Water/Ways page for a full calendar of Smithsonian Water/Ways programming.