Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Delaware

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    Although Delaware was the last state abolished slavery among the northern states, it was a crucial crossroad of the Underground Railroad.
    The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Delaware is named after Harriet Tubman – a former slave who was a conductor at the Underground Railroad and helped enslaved people to escape from their owners to their freedom.
    The approximately 98 miles scenic Byway route through Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania is rich in history and amazing stories of runaway slaves and the people who helped them. The Delaware byway begins where the Maryland Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway ends at Willow Grove Road, nearing Sandtown, Kent County.
    Visit the historic sites associated with abolitionists activities, Railroad conductors and travelers to learn about the Underground Railroad Movement.

    Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, Delaware

    Produced by the Institute for Public Administration (IPA) at the University of Delaware, this video, The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, showcases the history and active sites of the Byway. This video is part of IPA’s online Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox (http://completecommunitiesde.org), which aims to help build local government capacity to develop complete-communities planning approaches, community-design tools, and public engagement strategies. Purchased music: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by The Candlelight Guitarist.
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    Address: US 13 onto Route 15 and Route 9, DE, USA
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