March 10, 2016 Tubman Day Symposium: Re-examining the Meaning of Freedom: Harriet Tubman's Fervent Quest to Return
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Visitor Center
The objective of this symposium is to explore the African American journey towards freedom and the extent to which an "afterlife" is achieved. After freeing herself, Harriet Tubman returned to the eastern shores of Maryland several times to rescue several members of her family. Apparently, freedom took on a different face for a "lonely" Tubman and the idea of personal freedom without her love ones gave her greater determination to help others escape so to experience "freedom" with a sense of wholeness. The overall goal of this formal interpretive program is to prompt opportunities to re-evaluate the historical question of "Freedom" within a 21st century paradigm. This special event seeks to challenge this and future generations to think more provocatively about American slave historiography and the longstanding Civil Rights movement leading up to the ever-changing present day "freedom" narratives across the globe.
Anytime of year, visitors are welcome to explore the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a 125-mile self-guided driving tour of sites significant to Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Explore for half a day or several days. Learn more about the Tubman Byway sites.
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