Remembering Harriet Tubman’s legacy, while bringing the community together Saturday in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Unity, that was a message that was given during a special event Saturday in Cambridge.

Church leaders and members across Maryland and other surrounding states came together to pray and worship, but also to understand the importance of sticking together during this time.

“With everything going on in the world, we need some love, we need some understanding, we need to get past the color,” Betty Ross, a third descendant of Harriet Tubman, said.

We are told gatherings like this happen annually, but this Maryland Prays event was special, as they honored Harriet Tubman and her legacy as well.

“As Harriet traveled her main thing was prayer, she looked to god for everything that she needed and we all need to look to God,” Jacqueline Henry, said.

Leaders of the event said while they were uncertain how things would turn out they are happy to see how many people came together and set aside their differences.

“Sometimes the churches aren’t united, but we can find common ground because if you love God’s people you can work together,” Michele Perrera, apostle, said.

And we are told by community members that they hope to see more events like this one in the future.

“In continuing, we would like to see more of these types of programs because it’s spiritual based and we all come from one creator and everyone leaves here with a different prospect of it, but it’s positive,” Henry said.

The event was from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We are told by leaders of the event that they are already looking into hosting another gathering, and with the great turnout Saturday they may need a larger venue for next time.

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