Harriet Tubman monument to be built in Maryland
On Monday, President Obama is expected to name five new national monuments, including one on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A monument paying tribute to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway will be built in Maryland.
The Conservation Fund, based in Arlington, donated property to the National Park Service that will be part of the monument.
Harriet Tubman is an American hero who escaped slavery but returned repeatedly to lead dozens of family members and friends to freedom along the Underground Railroad.
More information about the other four monuments from The New York Times.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Latest VideosWatch videos from ABC7, NewsChannel 8 and more
Only On 7
"Katie" weekdays at 4pm on ABC7 followed by Leon Harris and Alison Starling on ABC7 News at 5. Click here to find out more about "Katie!"