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Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero

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Dr. Kate Clifford Larson

Harriet Tubman has become a national symbol of the Underground Railroad which funnelled many slaves out of the South before the Civil War. Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is author of Bounded for the Promised Land: Portrait of an American Hero." Delmarva Public Media's Peter Solomon talked with her about what we know about her life and some of the misconceptions about her efforts.

Dr. Larson will be the keynote speaker at the annual Beach to Bay Heritage Area conference on Oct. 28th at the Henson Center on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.