Given the illegal nature of its operations, sites of the Underground Railroad across the United States were often hidden and secret. That necessity now presents a challenge to preservationists dedicated to identifying, preserving, and interpreting these important histories where they happened. As part of our 2020 online Old Line State Summit offerings, Preservation Maryland brought together over 250 registrants and a panel of experts to discuss the topic.
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and led dozens of people to freedom over several trips back to Maryland. Released in November 2019, Harriet, is the first feature-length film depicting Harriet’s heroism.