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Harriet Tubman

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  • A picture of the new South

    It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-minute decision to impose martial law and arrest 12 members of the General Assembly to prevent them from taking a vote.
  • Don't be late, HdG – set your clocks ahead an hour Saturday

    Change your clocks, dear readers! Sunday is daylight saving time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland" – you will be late for a very important date. March is Read Across America...

    His abolitionist ancestor freed 400 slaves

    His abolitionist ancestor freed 400 slaves
    Though he was a man of the cloth, Charles Turner Torrey went out of his way to publicly mock his enemies and alienate his ever-dwindling supply of friends. He was always short of money. He abandoned — or at least, severely neglected — his wife...

    Marylander Harriet Tubman honored with Google Doodle

    Marylander Harriet Tubman honored with Google Doodle
    Harriet Tubman, the Marylander credited with leading hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, was honored with a Google Doodle today. The Google search engine periodically uses an artistic interpretation of its logo, known as the...

    Kwanzaa creator Maulana Karenga will speak at Lewis Museum

    Kwanzaa creator Maulana Karenga will speak at Lewis Museum
    As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge...