Posts Tagged Harriet Tubman
John Creighton discusses politics of formation of Harriet Tubman National Historic Site in Maryland [Lost Tapes of Choptank Regional History Discussion Group, February 2010]
“It started with there going to be a national park up there [Auburn, New York] because they have the buildings. And it’s all under the control of the AME Zion Church. And the hope was there would be a partnership worked out between the AME Zion Church and the National Park Service.
And for political reasons, you’d almost have to say, Maryland was necessary to help them to do what they wanted, at the same time the tourism office here want to do something from a state level and before long, like top seed, it grew into something that no one had quite envisioned.
How there would be a national historical park in two totally different spots 500 miles away from each other
So we don’t want to dwell on all that, we’re just saying that’s part of the history of this bill.
It was a coup for the Maryland Tourism Office to get Maryland to have an equal status without any building at all related to Harriet Tubman.
Nobody knows any building she walked in here, there is no artifact that’s known to be linked to her here. So it was a coup for them to do that. Yeah, that’s a good point.”
As Talbot County readies for the public meeting process to discuss, plan, organize and coordinate the formation of the Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe I would encourage folks to study up, specifically the work of Dr. Creighton.
If you don’t know, ask somebody. Specifically, ask the duplicitous New Englander Kate Clifford Larson who not only “stole” Dr. Creighton’s research, according to a variety of sources on the ground, but engendered near universal indignation within the entire indigenous community of black folk and white folk.
I would encourage officials at the national, state and local level to heed the advice and counsel of Dr. Creighton.
LOST HISTORY: Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland [Flyer] – Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 PM at Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in Downtown Cambridge
Invitations have been extended to the Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture, Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, members of the Cambridge City Council, faith leaders of Bethel AME Church and Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Dorchester County Historical Society, Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Maryland State Archives, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Humanities Council, Chesapeake Kinfolk Genealogy and Enrichment Services, representatives of Old Anacostia Douglassonians, members of the Douglass / Bailey Family and others.
Harriet Tubman and Race on the Eastern Shore of Maryland: A History and Current Race Relations (hosted by Prof. Bernard Demczuk and Rangers Crenshaw & Harris of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center) -> Sunday, August 26 @ 2pm
Electric box portraits of Frederick Douglass & Harriet Tubman in Baltimore, Maryland [300 block of North Howard Street]
Bawlmore and Bodymore is replete with powerful public art murals throughout the Southwest, Eastside and Westside.
Beyond the periphery of downtown, around the corner from the Maryland Historical Society, along a largely abondonded commercial strip of North Howard Street there is an electrix box with Dr. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman on alternate sides.
We will include these images in our planned Douglass in Murals Exhibit.