• Sepia collage of Harriet Tubman portrait over a 19th century map of Maryland

    Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad

    National Monument Maryland

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Black and white photo of Harriet Tubman, date unknown. The Granger Collection, New York

By the 1840’s about half of the black population on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was free; most families included both enslaved and free people.