Maryland Gov. Hogan declares 2022 the ‘Year of Harriet Tubman’

March 14, 2022 | WTOP News

By Ivy Lyons | ilyons@wtop.com

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed the year 2022 for Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist and military scout who helped advance freedom for African Americans during the Civil War era.

Tubman, whose birth name was Araminta Ross, was born into slavery in 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland. During the Civil War, Tubman was key in creating a secret network of antislavery activists and safe houses, known as the Underground Railroad, that helped escaped slaves from the south travel to freedom in the northern U.S. and Canada.

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