Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden-Celebrating an Icon

Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden-Celebrating an Icon (HM1I19)

Location: Cambridge, MD 21613 Dorchester County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 33.582', W 76° 3.798'

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

The local community, joined by others across the nation, honors its native daughter, Harriet Ross Tubman. Her memory endures through artistic expression in works of literature, music, sculpture, paint, photography, performance, and more.


Today's descendants of enslaved and free blacks, as well as slave owners, continue to live and work in the area. There are relatives of some who escaped to freedom and descendants of Tubman's family. One Tubman relative, Charles E. T. Ross, designed and painted the park's mural in honor of his ancestor.
(Inscription beside the photo) Right: In early 2012, members of Harriet Tubman's family gathered to unveil a wax figure of their ancestor at Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC. The remarkable likeness later traveled to Cambridge and was briefly on display at the Harriet Tubman Organization. Here Valery Ross Manokey, Tubman's great-great-grand-niece and closest living relative, poses for a picture with the figure.


"Her tales of adventure are beyond anything in fiction and her ingenuity and generalship are extraordinary. I have known her for some time—the slaves call her Moses."Letter from Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1859

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HM NumberHM1I19
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Date Added Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 407357 N 4268453
Decimal Degrees38.55970000, -76.06330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 33.582', W 76° 3.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 33' 34.92" N, 76° 3' 47.88" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 733-799 US-50, Cambridge MD 21613, US
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