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  • Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware proclaimed

  • Gov. Jack Markell has issued a proclamation declaring March 10 as Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the death of the Underground Railroad conductor.
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  • Gov. Jack Markell has issued a proclamation declaring March 10 as Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the death of the Underground Railroad conductor.
    Born a slave in 1820, Harriet Tubman is probably the most well-known figure on the Underground Railroad. She is credited with personally escorting more than 300 slaves to freedom on more than 20 separate trips through Maryland and Delaware. These escapes included her own from a Dorchester County, Md. farm in 1849. Tubman was an abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the Civil War.
    For more information: deldot.gov/information/community_programs_and_services/byways/railroad.shtml or harriettubmanday.com.

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