This post was created with the help of storify.com to provide additional background information for the first installment of my new children’s mystery series. Please stay tuned to my website for details on when this book will be available!
Harriet Tubman’s life was a monument to courage and determination that continues to stand out in American history. Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman freed herself, and played a major role in freeing the remaining millions. After the Civil War, she joined her family in Auburn, NY, where she founded the Harriet Tubman Home.
She looks as stern and hard as a human being can in old photographs. Unsmiling and steely eyed, Tubman’s face gives every impression of a woman who means business. But there are reasons for that. During one of her treks into Canada leading slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad from the United States, the iconic freedom fighter developed serious problems with her teeth.
The planned Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Dorchester County is getting $8.5 million for construction costs from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the last piece it needed to move forward. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made the announcement for the $21 million project…
The Pultneyville Historical Museum featured a display of Victorian hair art. Silla also found one of the missing quilt squares hidden behind a framed piece of hair art. Can hair art still be found today? What does it look like?