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How Did Landscape Affect Harriet Tubman? The Outdoors, Slavery, & the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland before escaping to freedom in 1849. She returned to the Eastern Shore 13 times to free family and friends from bondage. How can looking at the landscape of the Eastern Shore help us understand Tubman's amazing story and the Underground Railroad itself? Mary is joined by Timothy VanCleave, Park Ranger at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park in Maryland, to explore.

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