DORCHESTER CO., Md. - One of the most fearless women in history, who risked her life to lead slaves to freedom, is now being honored.
On Wednesday, area leaders and residents made their way to Dorchester County to celebrate the establishment of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument. One of Tubman's descendants was there, and shares her appreciation with WMDT, but she admits much more work still needs to be done.
"Ask them to please pass Bill 247 so we can create two national historical parks. One here in Maryland and one in New York, that way we can tell her story from the beginning to the end," said Patricia Ross-Hawkins, a descendant Of Harriet Tubman.
The Secretary of the Interior, who was also at this event, tells WMDT he believes this monument will also spur tourism numbers also creating two to three million jobs over time.