Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden-Celebrating an Icon
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
The local community, joined by others across the nation, honors its native daughter, Harriet Ross Tubman. Her memory endures through artistic expression in works of literature, music, sculpture, paint, photography, performance, and more.
Today’s descendants of enslaved and free blacks, as well as slave owners, continue to live and work in the area. There are relatives of some who escaped to freedom and descendants of Tubman’s family. One Tubman relative, Charles E. T. Ross, designed and painted the park’s mural in honor of his ancestor. (Inscription beside the photo) Right: In early 2012, members of Harriet Tubman’s family gathered to unveil a wax figure of their ancestor at Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC. The remarkable likeness later traveled to Cambridge and was briefly on display at the Harriet Tubman Organization. Here Valery Ross Manokey, Tubman’s great-great-grand-niece and closest living relative, poses for a picture with the figure.
“Her tales of adventure are beyond anything in fiction and her ingenuity and generalship are extraordinary. I have known her for some time—the slaves call her Moses.”
Letter from Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1859
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meredith House (approx. half a mile away); Cambridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 0.8 miles away); Discover: Dorchester (approx. 0.8 miles away); Enjoy Our Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water (approx. 0.8 miles away); Choptank River's Natural History (approx. 0.8 miles away); Choptank River Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
1. Adjacent Markers
There are six other markers surrounding this small park detailing the life of Harriet Tubman. Unfortunately they have deteriorated and are mostly unreadable.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 4. submitted on June 11, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on November 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 6, 7. submitted on June 11, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.