Originally published 3/17/2017 at 06:00a.m., updated 3/16/2017 at 09:54p.m.
The grand opening for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center was held in Church Creek, Maryland in Dorchester County March 11-12, 2017. According to the National Park Service, visitors will experience Harriet Tubman’s home, where she was born into slavery, grew into a young woman determined to gain freedom, and where she returned to rescue her family and friends to bring them North to freedom. Above: Kim Cornish, a descendant of Harriet Tubman stands beside the image of William Henry (Ross) Stewart, one of Harriet’s brothers who escaped with her during Christmas 1854. The image was donated byJudith Bryant, the great-great-grandniece of Harriet Tubman. (See article on page 10)