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Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore
Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore

President Barack Obama set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore on Monday as a national monument to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom. Relying on a century-old federal law, Obama expanded a smaller park the state recently broke ground on in Dorchester County, where Tubman was born into slavery in 1822. The new designation places the rural land in the National Park Service's control, protecting it from development. Advocates and a bipartisan group of lawmakers described the rare presidential proclamation as a significant step in what has been a long and often...

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