A week from tomorrow the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opens to the public in Dorchester County, on a 17-acre park on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The center illustrates Tubman’s life and her work as a liberator. We speak to Chris Elcock, a senior associate at the Baltimore firm GWWO, Inc. Architects. He tells us how the center's design references Tubman's courage and the history of slavery in Maryland. Plus, historian Tony Cohen, founder of The Menare Foundation, describes what escape on the Underground Railroad was like.
Check out the schedule of events taking place March 11th and 12th at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.
Historian and author Kate Clifford Larson, who will be speaking on March 12th, appeared on WYPR's Midday last May. Listen here.