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This is from a blog post by Tina Ligon...


In celebration of the March 2017 grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor’s Center, the National Archives joins the National Park Service in presenting a panel discussion examining the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and the ongoing preservation of her Maryland birthplace.


As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, abolitionist, suffragist, Civil War nurse, spy, commander, and freedom agent, Tubman’s contribution to the causes of universal freedom and equality rank her among the nation’s most significant agents of change.


Moderated by Dr. Ida Jones, archivist, Morgan State University, panelists include Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, director, public history program, Howard University; Cheryl LaRoche, American Studies Professor, University of Maryland; and Chris Elcock, architect. Check it out at