Honoring Harriet Tubman, an American hero

CHURCH CREEK, Md. — Harriet Tubman’s mythological life is on clear arrangement during a new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on a Eastern Shore of Maryland, CBS News’ Chip Reid reports.

“What impresses we many about Harriet Tubman?” Reid asked Angelica Crenshaw, who works during a center.


Angelica Crenshaw

“Her resilience. She got knocked down so many times though she kept station up,” Crenshaw said.

Born into slavery, as a immature lady Tubman worked in a backwoods in heartless conditions.

“She had to know outside survival,” Crenshaw said.

That became a life-saver when she transient labour during age 27 and done a strenuous tour to Pennsylvania — and freedom.

Over a subsequent decade, she regularly risked her life, returning to Maryland about a dozen times to rescue some-more than 70 family members and friends. She guided them north along a Underground Railroad, a tip network of trails, waterways and protected houses. 

Tina Wyatt, a approach successor of Tubman, brought her grandchildren to a core to learn them about their drastic relative.


Maddison Lewis, left, and Mackenzi Jackson, descendants of Harriet Tubman

“What’s it like to be a approach successor of Harriet Tubman?” Reid asked them.

“It’s unequivocally exciting,” pronounced Mackenzi Jackson.

“It’s awesome!” replied Maddison Lewis.

Wyatt took Reid to a circuitously Bucktown Village Store where as a child Tubman was strike in a conduct by a complicated weight thrown by a worker owner.

“Almost killed her,” pronounced Jay Meredith, who has incited a store into a Tubman museum. His ancestors owned slaves in a area.


Tina Wyatt, left, and Jay Meredith

“Enslaved, about 5 feet tall, and hunted,” Meredith said. “When we consider about Tubman and a adversities she overcame — that’s phenomenal.”

“Love, faith, family…  human rights. That’s her legacy,” Wyatt said.

A successor of slaves and a successor of worker owners — both operative to respect an American hero.

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