Maryland Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s Birth

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by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Figure 1 – Screenshot, photo of Harriet Tubman and 200th anniversary banner, Harriet Tubman Byway website.

In February, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed 2022 “the Year of Harriet Tubman,” in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Harriet Tubman and the 5th anniversary of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center.

“Harriet Tubman dedicated her life in selfless service to others and the cause of freedom,” said Governor Hogan. “This year, as we celebrate her 200th birthday, we hope that even more Marylanders and visitors from across the country will take time to learn about the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad and her years-long struggle to lead countless slaves to their freedom.” 

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