‘Harriet Tubman Day’ on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Presented by Sage Academy in cooperation with the Maryland State & the National Park Services
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (aka - Harriet Tubman Day)
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Bus trip to the Underground Railroad Visitor Center with select stops along the historic Byway
Registration Fee: $98
*** Space is very limited ***
Italicized text from https://www.nps.gov/hatu/index.htm:
“I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”
Known as “the Moses of her people,” Harriet Tubman is best remembered as one of America’s most famous conductors of the Underground Railroad. Born into slavery in early 1822 in Dorchester County, MD, Tubman gained international acclaim during her lifetime as an Underground Railroad agent, abolitionist, Civil War spy and nurse, suffragist, and humanitarian. Suffering under the lash and disabled by a near fatal head injury while enslaved, Tubman rose above horrific childhood adversity to emerge with a will of steel. Owing her success to unique survival techniques honed in the forests, fields and marshes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tubman transcended victimization to achieve personal and physical freedom from her oppressors. Refusing to be bound by the chains of slavery or by the low expectations limiting the lives of women and African Americans, Tubman battled amazing odds to pursue lifelong dreams of freedom, equality, justice and self-determination.
Please join the Sage Academy for what will surely be a moving and memorable experience as we travel to the specific landscape that shaped the life of Harriet Tubman. We’ll spend the day on the Eastern Shore as we learn compelling details, which will allow us to pause and reflect upon the legacy of this truly remarkable woman and the legions who were impacted by the dire risks she undertook for the greater good.
This will be a full day of activity, taking place on the actual Harriet Tubman Day! (107th anniversary of her death in 1913) - Please arrive promptly at 7:20 am and park in Goucher’s Dorsey Visitor Lot. A motor coach will take us to Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center where we’ll interact with Rangers, watch the museum’s movie, and explore exhibits on our own. We’ll then get back in the bus and do a driving exploration of select sites along the historic Byway (interactive map). We’ll be packing a lot of activity into this program, so please bring enough food/drink for the day, which we’ll consume en route. Portions of this program will take place outdoors, so dress for the elements and be prepared to get on and off the bus. We’ll depart for Goucher around 3 pm. Barring traffic, we should return to campus by 5:30, though please allow for flexibility.
*** Space is very limited, so please enroll without delay ***
- Video: Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Introduction
- Video: Smithsonian Channel: What You Never Knew About Harriet Tubman
- National Park Service: Harriet Tubman biography
- National Park Service: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
- Harriet Tubman Byway: Where Harriet Tubman’s Story Begins
- Historic Byway Map: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway-Driving Tour Map