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Finding Harriet Tubman's spirit

Finding Harriet Tubman's spirit

March is a good month to think about the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Eastern Maryland, the first national park site named after an African American woman. Harriet was born in March, made up her mind to flee slavery in March and eventually died in March in 1913 at the age of 91. When we heard about the creation of the new park, we decided we wanted to find "Harriet" and headed down to the Eastern Shore fully aware that the new visitor center had barely broken ground and probably wouldn't be complete until 2016.

We must state up front that we are two middle-aged white women, typical National Park Service visitors; the agency itself knows it...