Along the Underground Railroad: Harriet’s Great Escape
March 6-10: 5 Days. 10 Black women. 100 miles. On foot.
In honor of Harriet Tubman, the greatest freedom fighter that ever was, GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for Black women and girls, will follow in her footsteps – literally. The entire national team will start-off from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where Harriet Tubman made her first escape, and walk the path she took to freedom.
That’s right: 10 Black women setting out for Harriet’s Great Escape, the ultimate 100-mile trek along the Underground Railroad, on foot. The journey begins on Tuesday, March 6th and culminates with GirlTrek crossing the Mason Dixon Line into Delaware on March 10th, Harriet Tubman Day and a public celebration. The public celebration is 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park located at 815 Justison St. in Wilmington, Delaware, 19801.
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