Who she is
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross), the famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, abolitionist, humanitarian and Civil War hero, was born and raised in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her rescues of slaves inspired even greater numbers of escapes, assisted by her knowledge and connections with the vast network known as the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Tubman’s life is now legendary; she is an icon of local, regional, national and international significance. The Harriet Tubman Organization is proud to honor her here where her legacy began. The Harriet Tubman Organization is committed to educating new generations about the history of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Visit the Harriet Tubman Organization museum or contact us to learn more.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Harriet Tubman Organization, is a community-based association located in Cambridge, Maryland.
The organization was formed in 1983 when a committee was founded to assist the Trustees of Bazzel United Methodist Church in Bucktown, Maryland, in planning a three-day activity in memory of Harriet Ross Tubman.